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oneluckybullet
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16-May-2017(#1)
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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,
Finn
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4-Jan-2018(#2)
Yeah I had some from back in the day...

Radiant Silvergun? is the most notable. We had Mech Assault and Crimson Skies come in a few months back and bought them ASAP! I can't wait to play Crimson Skies... I just hope it's as good as I remember.



dustin11
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4-Jan-2018(#3)
Crimson Skies is great. I had never played it until just a few months back and I had a blast with it. I'm hoping Mech Assault 1 & 2 get added since they're MS owned IPs. I think I remember hearing that OG Xbox BC is way more complicated than 360 BC is though, so we'll see what ends up happening with it.
TalonJedi87
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5-Jan-2018(#4)
Mech Assault 1 and 2 would be great. I would love Jade Empire myself and Star Wars: Republic Commando or Jedi Outcast/Academy.
Sid_Ceaser
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5-Jan-2018(#5)
So if you have Crimson Skies on Xbox, do you just put the disc in your Xbone to download the upgrade?



dustin11
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5-Jan-2018(#6)
Sid_Ceaser wrote:
> So if you have Crimson Skies on Xbox, do you just put the disc in your Xbone to download
> the upgrade?
>
>
>
>

Yup, that's all you do. You just pop the disc in, download the contents to the HDD, then you're good to go.

Sid_Ceaser
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5-Jan-2018(#7)
Thats badass.



tonymack21
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* 5-Jan-2018(#8)
Ya that works with og Xbox and 360 stuff that's bc. Sure wish Sony would have done that. But.. I really wouldn't use it THAT much even if it did. I've got a hard drive full of games from all eras and a pc/shield that makes them look better than their original form and still find myself playing current gen 99% of the time.

dustin11
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5-Jan-2018(#9)
OG Xbox never really had any sort of emulation done, so there isn't any way to play much of their games without an old Xbox so I'm glad they made a couple of their games playable because that console has some really good hidden gems. Sony's BC is a straight up cash grab since they could emulate the PS1 and PS2 games without issue on the PS4 but instead they would rather charge the customers $10-15 per game.

Finn
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5-Jan-2018(#10)

BC is not a big thing for me, and has not been for MANY years, I can name maybe 10 games I would like to go back and play on Xbox or Sony consoles... I thought you could do MechAssault on Xbox one? The only other games I would like to see on BC that I have any interest in playing would be:

Mechassault
KotOR
KotOR 2
Pirates of the Caribbean

Actually a pretty even split between Sony and MS... The Original Xbox was by far my favorite Xbox console.


dustin11
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* 5-Jan-2018(#11)
KoToR is on BC already and it received a nice graphics bump too.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P1kDabyaw5k
Finn
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5-Jan-2018(#12)
dustin11 wrote:
> OG Xbox never really had any sort of emulation done, so there isn't any way to play
> much of their games without an old Xbox so I'm glad they made a couple of their games
> playable because that console has some really good hidden gems. Sony's BC is a straight
> up cash grab since they could emulate the PS1 and PS2 games without issue on the
> PS4 but instead they would rather charge the customers $10-15 per game.
>
>


I agree it is a cash grab now, but the thing is when Sony had BC it was mocked by fanboys and now that MS has it well maybe it's not so bad laughing out loud

Would it be nice for Sony to include BC? yah maybe... but I probably would hardly use it. Me of 10 years ago would be all over it... but I really don't care anymore. I am to busy playing new games. The only BC that really matters is with Nintendo... but yeah, Nintendo knows they can just recharge for old games every gen and everyone shuts up and pays.... (like me)



Finn
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5-Jan-2018(#13)
dustin11 wrote:
> KoToR is on BC already and it received a nice graphics bump too.
>
>

I wonder how it compares to the PC ones?

dustin11
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5-Jan-2018(#14)
Here are all the available games right now:

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dustin11
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* 5-Jan-2018(#15)
Finn wrote:
> dustin11 wrote:
>> OG Xbox never really had any sort of emulation done, so there isn't any way to
> play
>> much of their games without an old Xbox so I'm glad they made a couple of their
> games
>> playable because that console has some really good hidden gems. Sony's BC is a
> straight
>> up cash grab since they could emulate the PS1 and PS2 games without issue on the
>> PS4 but instead they would rather charge the customers $10-15 per game.
>>
>>
>
>
> I agree it is a cash grab now, but the thing is when Sony had BC it was mocked by
> fanboys and now that MS has it well maybe it's not so bad laughing out loud
>
> Would it be nice for Sony to include BC? yah maybe... but I probably would hardly
> use it. Me of 10 years ago would be all over it... but I really don't care anymore.
> I am to busy playing new games. The only BC that really matters is with Nintendo...
> but yeah, Nintendo knows they can just recharge for old games every gen and everyone
> shuts up and pays.... (like me)
>
>
>
>

When was it mocked? The way I see it is that it doesn't matter how much YOU would use it, its a good service to provide rather than charging you $15 to play a game that you already own, that's what it boils down to. I don't care about a lot of games MS adds to the BC list, but I still like to see more games being added because it shows their dedication to the program and I know there are people out there who like games I may not. BC was also straight up the most requested feature between both consoles.


Finn
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5-Jan-2018(#16)
dustin11 wrote:
> Finn wrote:
>> dustin11 wrote:
> |>> OG Xbox never really had any sort of emulation done, so there isn't any way to
>> play
> |>> much of their games without an old Xbox so I'm glad they made a couple of their
>> games
> |>> playable because that console has some really good hidden gems. Sony's BC is
> a
>> straight
> |>> up cash grab since they could emulate the PS1 and PS2 games without issue on
> the
> |>> PS4 but instead they would rather charge the customers $10-15 per game.
> |>>
> |>>
>>
>>
>> I agree it is a cash grab now, but the thing is when Sony had BC it was mocked
> by
>> fanboys and now that MS has it well maybe it's not so bad laughing out loud
>>
>> Would it be nice for Sony to include BC? yah maybe... but I probably would hardly
>> use it. Me of 10 years ago would be all over it... but I really don't care anymore.
>> I am to busy playing new games. The only BC that really matters is with Nintendo...
>> but yeah, Nintendo knows they can just recharge for old games every gen and everyone
>> shuts up and pays.... (like me)
>>
>>
>>
>>
>
> When was it mocked? The way I see it is that it doesn't matter how much YOU would
> use it, its a good service to provide rather than charging you $15 to play a game
> that you already own, that's what it boils down to. I don't care about a lot of games
> MS adds to the BC list, but I still like to see more games being added because it
> shows their dedication to the program and I know there are people out there who like
> games I may not. BC was also straight up the most requested feature between both
> consoles.
>
>
>



Just remember back in the PS2 days and even early PS3 it getting mocked and cast aside as a feature. I know its a matter of how much I would use it and that my personal preference does not mean it's going to be the same preference for everyone... never said it did. We are in agreement that Sony's BC offering is a money grab. MS released some stats on BC awhile ago and while the number was pretty huge when it was averaged out it did not seem so amazing, but again it's a good feature and having options is never a bad thing.


six
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5-Jan-2018(#17)
Bc is great I use it all the time, thanks to it I can play red dead any time I want and play every call of duty zombie map.
dustin11
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* 5-Jan-2018(#18)
Finn wrote:
> dustin11 wrote:
>> Finn wrote:
> |>> dustin11 wrote:
>> |>> OG Xbox never really had any sort of emulation done, so there isn't any way
> to
> |>> play
>> |>> much of their games without an old Xbox so I'm glad they made a couple of
> their
> |>> games
>> |>> playable because that console has some really good hidden gems. Sony's BC
> is
>> a
> |>> straight
>> |>> up cash grab since they could emulate the PS1 and PS2 games without issue
> on
>> the
>> |>> PS4 but instead they would rather charge the customers $10-15 per game.
>> |>>
>> |>>
> |>>
> |>>
> |>> I agree it is a cash grab now, but the thing is when Sony had BC it was mocked
>> by
> |>> fanboys and now that MS has it well maybe it's not so bad laughing out loud
> |>>
> |>> Would it be nice for Sony to include BC? yah maybe... but I probably would hardly
> |>> use it. Me of 10 years ago would be all over it... but I really don't care anymore.
> |>> I am to busy playing new games. The only BC that really matters is with Nintendo...
> |>> but yeah, Nintendo knows they can just recharge for old games every gen and everyone
> |>> shuts up and pays.... (like me)
> |>>
> |>>
> |>>
> |>>
>>
>> When was it mocked? The way I see it is that it doesn't matter how much YOU would
>> use it, its a good service to provide rather than charging you $15 to play a game
>> that you already own, that's what it boils down to. I don't care about a lot of
> games
>> MS adds to the BC list, but I still like to see more games being added because
> it
>> shows their dedication to the program and I know there are people out there who
> like
>> games I may not. BC was also straight up the most requested feature between both
>> consoles.
>>
>>
>>
>
>
>
> Just remember back in the PS2 days and even early PS3 it getting mocked and cast
> aside as a feature. I know its a matter of how much I would use it and that my personal
> preference does not mean it's going to be the same preference for everyone... never
> said it did. We are in agreement that Sony's BC offering is a money grab. MS released
> some stats on BC awhile ago and while the number was pretty huge when it was averaged
> out it did not seem so amazing, but again it's a good feature and having options
> is never a bad thing.
>
>
>

I never remember people mocking PS2 or PS3's BC, I also remember people making a huge deal about the PS2 being BC because it was revolutionary on account of it being the first home console t do that. Not sure which fanboys were mocking PS3 being backwards compatibility, especially since the 360's BC became available a full year before the PS3 even launched.


tonymack21
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5-Jan-2018(#19)
I remember when the snes was coming out our parents wouldn't get it because it wasnt bc. Not sure why that was a sticking point.

Ya since there really isn't emulation for og it's nice I hope they open it up more. I've already played a round of pirates and will probably play crimson skies again at some point. Kotor is a great addition as well im sure they will add Kotor 2 and I'd like to see Jade empire even though all that is on PC too

dustin11
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5-Jan-2018(#20)
Parents were mad with the SNES because games were expensive AF back then and now they were seeing all those games are pretty much worthless because the new console their kids want couldn't play them. I think after adjusting for inflation, NES games were typically $100/ea in todays money. 2 guys I work with refused to get an X1 at launch because of no BC, so some people really had an issue with.

Clown
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5-Jan-2018(#21)
dustin11 wrote:
> Here are all the available games right now:
>
> 940 528{imgt}
>
>

The only two I can think of that they really need to add is Conker live and reloaded and Star Wars Battlefront II(The OG one)
six
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5-Jan-2018(#22)
I would like Gta San Andreas aswell the original Xbox had two player coop where you could just free roam.
DiamondDave
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5-Jan-2018(#23)
Aw man, I forgot to hold onto KOTOR, sold KOTOR 1 and 2 on eBay a while back.
dustin11
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5-Jan-2018(#24)
My #1 most wanted right now is probably Panzer Dragoon Orta, followed by JSRF.

tonymack21
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8-Jan-2018(#25)
im hoping there aren't licensing problems on those those would be great additions.

dustin11
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* 8-Jan-2018(#26)
I think the licensing would be really easy because they IPs are 100% owned by Sega. I think it may come down to Sega saying yes and the games having a big enough following to warrant MS spending the time to emulate them.

tonymack21
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8-Jan-2018(#27)
sweeet

Sid_Ceaser
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8-Jan-2018(#28)
Gimme JSR/JSRF and Space Channel 5 Special Edition.



Finn
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8-Jan-2018(#29)
My fiance would like to play 2player Cup head.... Looks like I am shopping for a Blue controller.


Did they redesign them lately? Because they feel cheaper then when I had my last XB1... It feels light and the sticks are loud when it's in use.




DiamondDave
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8-Jan-2018(#30)
It's always been light and clicky to me. We've got controllers from all points of manufacture and they're all about the same to me.
Finn
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8-Jan-2018(#31)
I thought it was heavier, maybe I am just used to the dualshock. Itslouder then my dual shock aslo, maybe it just needs to be worn in? This is my first new Xbox... All the others I had were used.

tonymack21
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8-Jan-2018(#32)
I haven't noticed a weight difference, my son thinks the older ones are lighter, he has an S with a white one, and swears its heavier. I like the new redesign, the texturing feels really nice.

dustin11
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8-Jan-2018(#33)
I have a day one edition controller and a project scorpio edition, they both feel the same. You may be used to the feel of the 360 controllers? Those ones I think felt heavier.

Anxiouz
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9-Jan-2018(#34)
I think they changed some of plastic on the controllers...I specifically remember reading about the S controller at some point. It was very subtle what they changed.
Sid_Ceaser
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9-Jan-2018(#35)
Speaking of backward compatibility, these two delayed-christmas presents just arrived:

image

Yay!



six
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9-Jan-2018(#36)
They added a grip to the back of the controller with the s.
Finn
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9-Jan-2018(#37)
dustin11 wrote:
> I have a day one edition controller and a project scorpio edition, they both feel
> the same. You may be used to the feel of the 360 controllers? Those ones I think
> felt heavier.
>
>


They were, but I have not played a 360 or used the controller in awhile. It just feels different. I am not a fan of lighter controllers. I figure d the dual shock to be perfectly wieghted it's my favorite controller this gen... I would say the 360 controller was my favorite controller last gen though.

Ah well, I am just looking for deals on a pink or blue XB1 controller.

dustin11
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* 9-Jan-2018(#38)
Finn wrote:
> dustin11 wrote:
>> I have a day one edition controller and a project scorpio edition, they both feel
>> the same. You may be used to the feel of the 360 controllers? Those ones I think
>> felt heavier.
>>
>>
>
>
> They were, but I have not played a 360 or used the controller in awhile. It just
> feels different. I am not a fan of lighter controllers. I figure d the dual shock
> to be perfectly wieghted it's my favorite controller this gen... I would say the
> 360 controller was my favorite controller last gen though.
>
> Ah well, I am just looking for deals on a pink or blue XB1 controller.
>
>

Its probably that you're just more used to the DS4.



tonymack21
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9-Jan-2018(#40)
I'd lost hope in Sea of thieves after seeing it and it was nothing like Sid meiers pirates. Lately I've opened myself up a little more to giving it a chance, but I didn't sign up for the insider thing.. but will probably check out a couple streams. I just don't think all the randoms running around will make this a good experience. Hope I'm wrong.

dustin11
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9-Jan-2018(#41)
Everyone I know of who've participated in the beta have really liked the game. I just hope that Rare finds a way to match-make the trolls together and keep the from joining everyone else's game session.

six
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9-Jan-2018(#42)
Sea of thieves should he cheaper imo, you need a group who constant plays to have fun.
michaeld
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10-Jan-2018(#43)
Sea of Thieves looks great but I wish there was a single player as well, I rarely play multiplayer games
Finn
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10-Jan-2018(#44)
No single player in SoT? my interest just turned into a pass until it's greatly reduced in price. I was really hopping for a single player in this... Now more then ever PotC needs to be released via BC on Xbox to get my pirate fix.

michaeld
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10-Jan-2018(#45)
Maybe there is but I assumed no since I have only seen co op stuff
tonymack21
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10-Jan-2018(#46)
Finn wrote:
> No single player in SoT? my interest just turned into a pass until it's greatly reduced
> in price. I was really hopping for a single player in this... Now more then ever
> PotC needs to be released via BC on Xbox to get my pirate fix.
>
>

sid meiers pirates is on there with BC, though the pc version is still superior, it holds up really well though for me, smp is one of my top 10 franchises ever.


six
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10-Jan-2018(#47)
Assassins creed iv is also a really fun pirate game, once your far enough into the story you can just roam the seas looting and upgrading your ship.
dustin11
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10-Jan-2018(#48)
Theres no "solo campaign" in SoT, but you can play it single player, its just more difficult to do so since you would be trying to do everything on the boat by yourself (hoist the sails, steer it the ship, shoot the cannons, patch up damage, etc....). Like I said earlier though, Rare needs to be really good about keeping trolls out of other people's world as much as possible who don't want to play with them because it would be frustrating really quickly if people only to try and ruin the game you're having with a group of friends.

tonymack21
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10-Jan-2018(#49)
maybe there is going to be a way to filter or if you set your own group make it a closed session?

dustin11
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* 10-Jan-2018(#50)
That would be cool. I think it may be difficult to filter out trolls though since, well, you know, thats kind of what being a pirate is all about. That's the only thing that I could see being slightly annoying. I wouldn't mind just cruising around by myself every so often but it would get annoying when you come across a bunch of users who aren't interesting in being anything other than complete bastards.

tonymack21
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10-Jan-2018(#51)
that's what im thinking... it will be disappointing if they don't make a way for you and your group to close off and just play whatever the quest is supposed to be.

Shane12m
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12-Jan-2018(#52)
Wow, finally got to playing Recore with my free trial of Xbox game pass, and I'm having a blast. Such a good game so far. This game would have been special it seems if it had launched in the state it is now.
Anxiouz
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* 12-Jan-2018(#53)
That's on my list to play. Recore looks like it is fun.

But I'm struggling to see what MS has in 2018 besides Crackdown 3 that I'm interested in (that they've announced). Forza Horizon 4 should be bomb but that's unofficial... Anything else exclusive that's noteworthy?
Clown
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12-Jan-2018(#54)
Crackdown 3 (hopefully)
Sea of Thieves
State of Decay 2 (hopefully)

These are the big three and I want all three. Exclusive wise thats about it. Crackdown and state of decay still dont have a date.

Ashen comes out too but Im not excited for that plus it may not come out in 2018.
dustin11
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* 12-Jan-2018(#55)
MS said they're no longer announcing games until they're nearly finished and closer to launch, they're not playing the game of showing the same games for 3 years straight because too much changes in development time and people end up pissed that the game that launched wasn't exactly the same as the one shown 3 years ago.

Recore was a ton of fun. Really, not a whole lot changed other than an added corebot, a new area, and slightly faster load times. I got the game at launch and have earned all but like ~100 achievement points. The state it launched in was way over exaggerated.

dustin11
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15-Jan-2018(#56)
Forza Horizon 3 4k update released today and should be up and available for those who have an X. Update includes:

-4k resolution
-HDR
-better textures
-faster load times
-increased LOD and draw distance.

http://gearnuke.com/forza-horizon-3-xbox-one-x-upd...
dustin11
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16-Jan-2018(#57)
A new version of the Elite controller is rumored to be in the works.

https://www.thenerdmag.com/xbox-elite-controller-v...
michaeld
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* 16-Jan-2018(#58)
Check your local Wal-Mart, I picked up three Samsung 40" 4k HDR tvs for 169 each
https://brickseek.com/walmart-inventory-checker?sk...
Shane12m
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16-Jan-2018(#59)
michaeld wrote:
> Check your local Wal-Mart, I picked up three Samsung 40" 4k HDR tvs for 169 each

Is 4k and hdr noticeable at that size?
michaeld
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16-Jan-2018(#60)
Im sure HDR is, not certain about 4k
DiamondDave
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* 16-Jan-2018(#61)
Actually they tend to take all the good hardware out of Sub-50'' TVs that make HDR actually look even remotely impressive, anything that small you're getting something that more or less spoofs HDR. It's HDR10 compatible probably, but it's crap compared to good HDR implementations. You can pop on in to Best Buy and just take a look at the short bus shelf for 10-15 minutes, then walk over to the big boys. Then walk back. You're only gonna find 1-2 TVs in the sub-50 range that look good at all, and most of em have crap lighting. Almost made a mistake and picked up an LG with "HDR" since it was at a nice price, but honestly you don't wanna cheap out on TVs if you're going 4K HDR. You don't have to run out and get the most expensive boxes ever but you should definitely take very long, careful looks at what you're about to buy before you buy it
michaeld
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16-Jan-2018(#62)
The price is the point here guys, 169!
dustin11
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16-Jan-2018(#63)
with a 55"tv, you need to be sitting no further than 6' away to notice a difference between 4k and 1080p. With a 40" you need to probably be no further than 2' away from it to see a difference. I don't really see the point in putting 4k in a set this small.
Groo
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16-Jan-2018(#64)
michaeld wrote:
> The price is the point here guys, 169!

No Doubt!
Best Buy is $449.99

As soon as this ice melts will head out and get either one or two.

DiamondDave
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* 16-Jan-2018(#65)
michaeld wrote:
> The price is the point here guys, 169!

Was $350+ when I checked. Must not have lasted long. It's $449 now
Shane12m
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17-Jan-2018(#66)
dustin11 wrote:
> with a 55"tv, you need to be sitting no further than 6' away to notice a difference
> between 4k and 1080p. With a 40" you need to probably be no further than 2' away
> from it to see a difference. I don't really see the point in putting 4k in a set
> this small.

Then it would be great as a computer monitor?
michaeld
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* 17-Jan-2018(#67)
When you click on a brickseek link the first page will always show a retail or normal price, you have to enter your zip code and it will show stores in your area and the clearance price
tonymack21
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17-Jan-2018(#68)
Shane12m wrote:
> dustin11 wrote:
>> with a 55"tv, you need to be sitting no further than 6' away to notice a difference
>> between 4k and 1080p. With a 40" you need to probably be no further than 2' away
>> from it to see a difference. I don't really see the point in putting 4k in a set
>> this small.
>
> Then it would be great as a computer monitor?


this was my thinking, as ive been thinking about this... https://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&lo... but will probably for just a little more still get this 144hz monitor as sitting right on top a 40 inch tv may have been a tad much


Slickriven
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17-Jan-2018(#69)
This might not be the correct thread, but does anyone on here still play The Division (on X1)?
I beat it with my friend around a year ago and just got back into it this weekend and really like the changes and improvements to it. So I'm looking for some people to possibly play with in most situations - DZ, campaign missions, the new(er) west pier, etc.
I'm also considering buying the Season Pass, though it was recently onsale from M$ store, so who knows if/when it'll be cheap again.

If this is the wrong place, sorry.

dustin11
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* 17-Jan-2018(#70)
Shane12m wrote:
> dustin11 wrote:
>> with a 55"tv, you need to be sitting no further than 6' away to notice a difference
>> between 4k and 1080p. With a 40" you need to probably be no further than 2' away
>> from it to see a difference. I don't really see the point in putting 4k in a set
>> this small.
>
> Then it would be great as a computer monitor?

No, because refresh rates and stuff aren't anywhere as good as what you get with a monitor and you wouldn't be getting any of the good monitor bells and whistles like freesync. I'm sure the HDR is also pretty subpar on this monitor as well.

Heres the chart for how close to sit:
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six
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17-Jan-2018(#71)
Slickriven wrote:
> This might not be the correct thread, but does anyone on here still play The Division
> (on X1)?
> I beat it with my friend around a year ago and just got back into it this weekend
> and really like the changes and improvements to it. So I'm looking for some people
> to possibly play with in most situations - DZ, campaign missions, the new(er) west
> pier, etc.
> I'm also considering buying the Season Pass, though it was recently onsale from M$
> store, so who knows if/when it'll be cheap again.
>
> If this is the wrong place, sorry.
>
>
I just got the season pass for the game and I'm down to play but I'm only level 10.
Slickriven
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17-Jan-2018(#72)
six wrote:
> I just got the season pass for the game and I'm down to play but I'm only level 10.

Cool man, I PM'd you.

Finn
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18-Jan-2018(#73)

So I tried browsing on the Xbox one, I will say the browser is so far better, but then again it should be since MS has been making one since the dawn of the internet lol








justin_credible
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19-Jan-2018(#74)
michaeld wrote:
> The price is the point here guys, 169!

One Sixty Nine, that's what she said.
six
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19-Jan-2018(#75)
Would you like to ride my rocket 69?
tonymack21
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19-Jan-2018(#76)
in the past ive mentioned the problem of us having three xboxes in the house, and since everything is tied to my main account, we can only use two at at time, one as the "home" box and daughter plays on it under her name without me having to be actively signed in, and son plays on another with me signed in along with his own name, but plays on his own name, but since im logged in, he can access everything and play online as well.

it occurred to me today that the solution could be simple.. if im going to play an offline game, just pull the ethernet out of mine... ? would this cause any problems? i want to get kingdom come deliverance on the OneX but im gonna go ps4 probably since i wont be able to play while they are doing their fortnite/minecrafting.

dustin11
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19-Jan-2018(#77)
You should be able to manually disconnect from the internet on the dashboard. I think its the option to "go offline" or something like that.
tonymack21
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20-Jan-2018(#78)
Nice I will look into that.

dustin11
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20-Jan-2018(#79)
You can chose to go offline manually without having to disconnect anything by going to:

Settings/Network/Network Settings/Go Offline

Your account may have to resync some game data after you come back online but that typically goes by really quickly, like ~10 seconds depending on the game.
tonymack21
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20-Jan-2018(#80)
Nice. As long as the game doesn't require an online connection that should work nicely

Groo
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20-Jan-2018(#81)
michaeld wrote:
> Check your local Wal-Mart, I picked up three Samsung 40" 4k HDR tvs for 169 each


@RobotVendingMachine must have picked up all the local ones, Carencro showed two but couldnt find them.

Broccoli
Triple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Canada
20-Jan-2018(#82)
Played new wolfenstein... couldnt get into it.
Played South Park... couldn't get into it. Passed that humour now I guess .
Tried dishonoured 2... really wanted to like it... couldn't get into it.


I'm playing Friday the 13th lots. It's probsbly my fav ga,e on the system right now. Funny eh.

Broccoli
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20-Jan-2018(#83)
Really liked Evil Within 2 though . 8/10. I thought first one was just a bit better.

Sid_Ceaser
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21-Jan-2018(#84)
I got my first winner winner chicken dinner!!! Woooooo!!



dustin11
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* 23-Jan-2018(#85)
Xbox Game Pass will now include 1st party releases day one:

https://majornelson.com/2018/01/23/xbox-game-pass-...
tonymack21
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23-Jan-2018(#86)
wow, that definitely makes it more attractive.. at 10 dollars a month if you have that kind of time to play I guess its not bad.

dustin11
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23-Jan-2018(#87)
You could take care of single player games pretty quick, but multiplayer games is where they could get you to subscribe for longer than you may typically.
tonymack21
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23-Jan-2018(#88)
ya im sure stuff like sea of thieves is what they are thinking. get you for 5 a month for live then another 10 for GP

dustin11
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23-Jan-2018(#89)
Yup, and they only need to have you subscribe for like 2 months to break even on the game too as MS's portion of the game only costs about $30 since they don't need to pay for physical media, ship anything, or give Gamestop or whoever their share.
tonymack21
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23-Jan-2018(#90)
ya they really have it figured out. so gamepass is just l like live or ps plus In that you can play the game as long as youre subbed but its locked if you drop your sub, its a good thing for ms for sure, and if you use it right could be for the customer too. this could drive sony and Nintendo to counter, creating solutions that are good for them and us, as stiff competition will force them to make it a benefit to us to get our subs

dustin11
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23-Jan-2018(#91)
Sony is probably going to be stuck with what they have for PSNow's streaming for a while since they spend hundreds of millions on it, but they can add newer games to it rather than a 3-10 year old catalog. Nintendo I could see having a more difficult time implementing this type of thing since they're not too good as far as online implementation goes, all though they could absolutely kill it with the catalog they have available.
tonymack21
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23-Jan-2018(#92)
ya sadly online to match the big boys doesn't seem to be a priority for Nintendo, but admittedly I wouldn't use it much, but would love to see a better digital games service/virtual console. agree sony is likely invested in psnow but that is how they could counter by offering up games day 1 like ms is going to do. there may not be much incentive as sales are strong and their game library is good, I wonder if ms would be doing this were the roles reversed.

dustin11
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23-Jan-2018(#93)
Who knows, but MS does try a lot of weird stuff though, like during the last few years of the 360 they were offing the option to buy the 360 on a plan much like you would a cell phone. A surprisingly high number of people did it though, but not sure why they seemed to have abandoned that method.
tonymack21
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23-Jan-2018(#94)
like buy the hardware on a payment plan? I didn't realize that

dustin11
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23-Jan-2018(#95)
yeah, heres a link saying what it was all about. It wasn't a widely discussed thing, but still managed to do pretty well, if I'm remembering correctly.

http://www.gamesradar.com/microsoft-expands-xbox-3...
six
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23-Jan-2018(#96)
I remember the 360 having a deal where it was $99 but you had to buy a certain amount of Xbox live 2-3 years if I remember correctly.
tonymack21
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23-Jan-2018(#97)
interesting

Tim81DE
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28-Jan-2018(#98)
That games pass is such a steal! My only problem is how they've opened it up for PC as well. They are doing so many right things, but it never seems to push the console over the edge for me.
dustin11
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28-Jan-2018(#99)
I just did the 14 day free trial thing for gamepass so I could complete a few easier games for the achievement score. There are some good games on there right now, definitely a couple that I've had my eye on but couldn't justify the price tag for what looked to be some pretty short games.
six
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28-Jan-2018(#100)
I'm waiting for Wwe 2k17 to be added apparently it's being added soon.
TalonJedi87
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28-Jan-2018(#101)
So something weird happened to my XB1X tonight. I was playing AC Origins and I heard a buzzing and the game froze and I closed the app but when I went to restart the game disc it would not play. Just a black screen appeared. No disc read error or anything. I then tried another game disc and the same thing happened. However, when I went to try a bluray disc it read the disc just fine. The only way I could get the system to read game discs again was to hold the power button for 10 seconds and do a hard reset. Anyone else have ever encounter this hiccup? I'm hoping it's an isolated incident and I don't need to call tech support or forbid sending it in for repair like in the 360 days.
dustin11
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29-Jan-2018(#102)
Since it worked again after the hard reset I wouldn't be concerned. AC:O probably froze and locked you system up is all. You should have tried a digital game to see if one of those would have loaded.
SilverOwl
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29-Jan-2018(#103)
To do a hard reset, do u need the system to be on or off before holding the power button for 10 seconds?
TalonJedi87
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29-Jan-2018(#104)
To do a hard reset, you just need to hold the power button for 10 seconds while it is turned on.

And yeah, I tried my digital games too and they worked, even before I did the hard reset. I am also hoping it was just AC that froze. It did freeze up after the buzzing sound started. I just found it weird that no other discs would read until I did a hard reset. I think I am just going to go digital from now on anyway since I have a big enough HDD.
dustin11
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29-Jan-2018(#105)
It probably just locked up whatever software is responsible for booting up games.

As far as the hard reset goes, you just need to hold the power button down for a few seconds regardless if the console in sleep mode or on. Pretty much fixes any weird issues that is happening with your console, from controllers acting weird to wifi not working to the internet explorer app being glitchy.
Sid_Ceaser
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29-Jan-2018(#106)
Saturday's are made for hiding in shrubs and eatin' Chicken Dinner! Two weeks in a row I've won PUBG on a Sat. morning. Woooooo! Hiding in shrubs!





tonymack21
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* 29-Jan-2018(#107)
has anyone seen anything regarding whether kingdom come deliverance is going to need a persistent online connection? im gonna need to "go offline" to play if I want to play this on OneX (which I would prefer), googling isn't giving any answers. I know its a single player games but sometimes those require it, but was thinking they had taken that out of xbox since it was so negatively received a couple years back

dustin11
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29-Jan-2018(#108)
Never played it but I know that games like Exile won't let you log on unless you're connected to live because of how your character is tied to your account, which can only be accessed through online.
tonymack21
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29-Jan-2018(#109)
hmm, I am hoping since its a single player game it will work, I will root around on their forums some more, I may have to get the ps4 version on this as i'll be wanting to play while the kids are fortnite-ing.

dustin11
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29-Jan-2018(#110)
Finn
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29-Jan-2018(#111)
Been getting some loud fan noise from my One S.... It's louder then my Pro... Argh.






tonymack21
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29-Jan-2018(#112)
dustin11 wrote:
> Have you read through this yet?
>

I did, it seemed to be about pc only as far as I could tell, one of their community managers responded to a topic I signed up there to post and said no persistent connection is needed so looks like im In business


dustin11
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29-Jan-2018(#113)
Finn wrote:
> Been getting some loud fan noise from my One S.... It's louder then my Pro... Argh.
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>

Jesus, that must be loud then. Is it just during games or all the time?
Finn
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29-Jan-2018(#114)
My Pro is not that loud, the loudest it's got is playing Battlefront 2 and that was not bad. But the fan in the S I think is the issue. My old One was quieter... And I have herd other One S consoles and they don't seem to have this issue. Argh.



dustin11
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29-Jan-2018(#115)
I have a "Day One", S, and the X and all of them are super quiet. The "S" is in our living room and I only hear it doing its beep noises during the boot up process and when the drive spins when I put a disc in it. Did you put it in an enclosed area or maybe where it doesn't have much clearance at the top of the machine?
Finn
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29-Jan-2018(#116)
It's sitting by my tv, completey open nothi g on the sides or on top.




Dustin
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29-Jan-2018(#117)
Part of me feels like Finn only bought an Xbox One so he could crap on every aspect of it.
Finn
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29-Jan-2018(#118)
Since I got my One S I have made a comment about the controller being loud, and it is. The sticks are pretty noisey and from what I remember it seems louder then when I had my original One. But it's no biggy as I am planning g on getting another so my fiancee can join my in playing CupHead. Then the other comment was this fan... Not even negative. I may have got a dud. It happens. Boo hoo. I just hate talking with MS support. I never bought this to play games. I bought it for the 4k player and Kodi. I have yet to pop in a movie but it's the best damn Kodi player I have EVER had. I have no buyers remorse here.




tonymack21
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* 29-Jan-2018(#119)
the dpads on the standard x1 controllers are horribly clicky.

and ya xbox adding kodi has now made it the most powerful kodi box by far, but ive still been using my shield for that as I haven't bothered to set it up on an xbox yet

DiamondDave
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* 29-Jan-2018(#120)
I can't crap on Xbox too hard, Rare Replay's tied with Persona 5 on PS4 for Best Bang for Buck Current-Gen, and Rare Replay's ten bucks ahead right now ($40 normally). Also RR's got some serious mass appeal. It's a good system that developers can't be bothered to innovate on, but I'm hoping Xbox One X drives them to push the envelope a bit and gets them excited.
dustin11
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29-Jan-2018(#121)
The X is going to be the lead platform for both Forza Horizon 4 and Fable 4, so its going to be interesting to see what those games will look like and how they're going to run. And I agree with RR as amazing bang for your buck. I've put about 210 hours into it and I'm only just over half way done. Not a bad $30 investment (or free if you watched e3 with the mixer app).
Finn
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29-Jan-2018(#122)
tonymack21 wrote:
> the dpads on the standard x1 controllers are horribly clicky.
>
> and ya xbox adding kodi has now made it the most powerful kodi box by far, but ive
> still been using my shield for that as I haven't bothered to set it up on an xbox
> yet
>
>

I almost bought a sheild do Kodi... I probably would have if they did not release the app for the Xbox one.






tonymack21
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29-Jan-2018(#123)
the shield is a great kodi box, its an amazing streaming box all round really. the only thing I don't like about it is that the subtitles are in yellow and in the black box on hulu for anime, whereas on the ps4 they are white without the black boxing which I prefer and I cant see that it can be changed.

its an amazing emulation machine for retro game too. aside from a nice pc its about the best ive seen.

dustin11
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29-Jan-2018(#124)
So you know Game Pass is a good deal when retailers in the UK are boycotting Xbox over it:

http://www.ign.com/articles/2018/01/29/independent...
tonymack21
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* 29-Jan-2018(#125)
ya "the know" was doing a vid on this and were explaining that's why digital games aren't already cheaper than retail, as retailers would just stop carrying it. digital game sales are growing but the huge majority of consoles are still bought at retail. ive bought my last 4 or 5 consoles on amazon no probs though.

has anyone tried gamepass? you get to download the game or just stream it? that would keep me from psnow even if it was as cheap as gamepass, as the idea of streaming it just doesn't sound appealing.


dustin11
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29-Jan-2018(#126)
I just signed up for the free 14-day trail on Saturday. Once you have the Game Pass license, you just go to whatever game is on there and hit install. Simple as that. You have the game and can even play them offline I believe, you just need to be signed into your account. I've downloaded 3 games so far.
tonymack21
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29-Jan-2018(#127)
That's pretty sick..I'll wait til I'm gonna play something but I think I'll be getting in on it, psnow strram only isn't as attractive, especially at that price and I have all my wanted ps2 and ps3 games already.

dustin11
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29-Jan-2018(#128)
I'll be using a good chunk of my Bing points to get GP for free from now on since I emptied my points balance a bit the other day maxing my Xbox account with 3 years of Live. GP is quite a bit better than I thought it would be.
tonymack21
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29-Jan-2018(#129)
Nice I'll have to check it out.


dustin11
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29-Jan-2018(#131)
Huh, that would be interesting. Vavle and MS are located like 10 minutes from each other (Valve owns a building right across the highway from MS campus), and I've suspected that MS would try to acquire Blue Hold for exclusive access to PUBG. EA would be the odd one out the bunch as they kind of seem like a much larger company than MS would invest into as far as gaming goes.
Finn
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29-Jan-2018(#132)
MS should focus on the smaller ones. PUBG would be a nice feather in there cap. Everyone knows they need to do something they are the weakest of the three when it comes to 1st party... This move would not fix that but it would be a step in the right direction.




Finn
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29-Jan-2018(#133)
dustin11 wrote:
> Huh, that would be interesting. Vavle and MS are located like 10 minutes from each
> other (Valve owns a building right across the highway from MS campus), and I've suspected
> that MS would try to acquire Blue Hold for exclusive access to PUBG. EA would be
> the odd one out the bunch as they kind of seem like a much larger company than MS
> would invest into as far as gaming goes


I just started today with Bing points. I can't stand Edge or Bing they blow hard! But I can do a little every month if it means free live.


tonymack21
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* 29-Jan-2018(#134)
That would certainly be interesting..I would think EA would be worth more than they would want to pay..but imagine all that EA material as exclusives..it's not like MS doesn't have the money. Wonder what that would do to steam. Pubg makes sense I'd bet they do that.

dustin11
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29-Jan-2018(#135)
Those EA games would probably Sta cross platform to maintain revenue like they did with Minecraft. They may even do cross platform with PC and Switch and leave PS4 out in the cold since they don't wash console cross platform for whatever reason. VALVE could make since too do the will have immediate access to steam and could integrate it into Xbox, that would be pretty big.
dustin11
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29-Jan-2018(#136)
Finn wrote:
> dustin11 wrote:
>> Huh, that would be interesting. Vavle and MS are located like 10 minutes from
> each
>> other (Valve owns a building right across the highway from MS campus), and I've
> suspected
>> that MS would try to acquire Blue Hold for exclusive access to PUBG. EA would
> be
>> the odd one out the bunch as they kind of seem like a much larger company than
> MS
>> would invest into as far as gaming goes
>
>
> I just started today with Bing points. I can't stand Edge or Bing they blow hard!
> But I can do a little every month if it means free live.
>
>
>

I've started to prefer Bing, it gets me better search results than google plus ots alot faster. I hate Chrome too, complete resource hog.

Bing points are great though. I cashed in 2 years of points to get my Switch for $100 at launch from amazon gift cards, then in the last 10 months I've gotten enough points to get 3 years of Live and 1 year of game pass. No complaints there.
TalonJedi87
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30-Jan-2018(#137)
Damn, if MS acquires EA and Valve and owns the exclusive rights to Madden and FIFA game franchises, as well as Steam, Sony may have to start crapping their pantsuit.
dustin11
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30-Jan-2018(#138)
One of the IGN commenters summed it up nicely:

"You made fun of the underdog and the underdog just happens to have the most money.".

Look what happened when they were being called out for their "underpowered" console, they went and flexed their muscle and created the X. They get made fun of for not having any games so they buy EA, Blue Hole, and Valve. May be a good idea for fanboys to stop poking the hornets nest. Just think too, all those EA games will then be "1st party" and thus free on launch day via Game Pass. No one in the industry could compete with that. No one.
TalonJedi87
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30-Jan-2018(#139)
It's so true. MS could easily end this generation's console war with one blank check.
dustin11
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30-Jan-2018(#140)
They wrote off like $4 billion with the failed Nokia acquisition and $900m with the 1st generation Surface devices. Like you said, if they wanted to they could just end console gaming. The only company they probably couldn't buy is Nintendo, they've got far too much cash that MS probably wouldn't want to spend that much to buy them. Personally, I think that Capcom and Sega would be better acquisitions, but EA probably moves more games than either of those two companies do. It would help them in other markets where they're struggling more though, they're still doing okay here in the states seeing as how they outsold PS4 last month.

This could be a massive thing too because just think; you could either buy Madden, Fifa, Titanfall, Battlefield, etc.... for $60 on the PS4 or get it for free day one through game pass on the X1. The amount that this could shift the console market it massive and probably bigger than anything we've seen before.
TalonJedi87
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* 30-Jan-2018(#141)
Yeah, it would be a no brainer. Spend $60 a pop or $10 a month for game pass and get all the exclusives day 1. This rumor could very well be true because the announcement of exclusives at launch on game pass makes me think there's a bigger plan in store that MS has. The purchase of EA could be it. EA and MS seem to have a good relationship too with EA access. I think it would be a bold move. In terms of Capcom/Sega, I wish Nintendo would buy them. I feel that they would benefit more and be put to better use if owned by a fellow Japanese company. MS may just bury them like they did with Platinum Games Scalebound game, which I'm still sad about to this day that we will never see come to light. Either way, whichever happens, we as the consumers win in the end. I would drop $10 a month in a heartbeat to play MS/EA exclusives on launch day. I'm sure Sony will try to follow suit with a similar deal with their PS Now service. Although the price of, I think it's $15 or $20 a month, for their service is kind of steep, unless they add in Sony exclusives available launch day in their streaming service.
Dustin
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30-Jan-2018(#142)
Guarantee if M$ buys any of these big companies, the price of GamePass goes up drastically.
dustin11
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30-Jan-2018(#143)
It may, but even if it doubles at $20/month its still a steal for what you would get in return. EA access would also get rolled into Gamepass.
dustin11
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30-Jan-2018(#144)
TalonJedi87 wrote:
> Yeah, it would be a no brainer. Spend $60 a pop or $10 a month for game pass and
> get all the exclusives day 1. This rumor could very well be true because the announcement
> of exclusives at launch on game pass makes me think there's a bigger plan in store
> that MS has. The purchase of EA could be it. EA and MS seem to have a good relationship
> too with EA access. I think it would be a bold move. In terms of Capcom/Sega, I wish
> Nintendo would buy them. I feel that they would benefit more and be put to better
> use if owned by a fellow Japanese company. MS may just bury them like they did with
> Platinum Games Scalebound game, which I'm still sad about to this day that we will
> never see come to light. Either way, whichever happens, we as the consumers win in
> the end. I would drop $10 a month in a heartbeat to play MS/EA exclusives on launch
> day. I'm sure Sony will try to follow suit with a similar deal with their PS Now
> service. Although the price of, I think it's $15 or $20 a month, for their service
> is kind of steep, unless they add in Sony exclusives available launch day in their
> streaming service.

At one point Sega went to MS and begged to be bought out. This was at the end of the Dreamcast when Sega was really desperate but MS turned them down as they didn't want to get into console gaming at the time.

PSNow couldn't compete because its laggy, has downgraded visuals, and heavily relies on having a consistently good internet connection to use. They would have to scramble to put newer games on there which would undercut their own new games and they don't have to capital to take that hit.
Finn
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30-Jan-2018(#145)

Also keep in mind these tumors have been around since 2003.... Well with Steam anyway and also Blizzard before Activision got them.

If this did happen not sure how it would change me, but MS would be my lead console probably... I go where the games are. Other then my NHL and Battlefield I dont care about EA... But they would be better off getting PUBG and revisiting there old IP... They have the tools to beef up there 1st party they just choose to toss money at work that's already don't instead or try to.

That's something that pisses me off about MS, they have all the tools but they don't use them... They have a serious issue in the creative department... They need to change that.




six
Triple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
30-Jan-2018(#146)
I would find it hilarious if half life 3 is a Xbox one exclusive.
Finn
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* 30-Jan-2018(#147)
dustin11 wrote:
> TalonJedi87 wrote:
>> Yeah, it would be a no brainer. Spend $60 a pop or $10 a month for game pass and
>> get all the exclusives day 1. This rumor could very well be true because the announcement
>> of exclusives at launch on game pass makes me think there's a bigger plan in store
>> that MS has. The purchase of EA could be it. EA and MS seem to have a good relationship
>> too with EA access. I think it would be a bold move. In terms of Capcom/Sega,
> I wish
>> Nintendo would buy them. I feel that they would benefit more and be put to better
>> use if owned by a fellow Japanese company. MS may just bury them like they did
> with
>> Platinum Games Scalebound game, which I'm still sad about to this day that we
> will
>> never see come to light. Either way, whichever happens, we as the consumers win
> in
>> the end. I would drop $10 a month in a heartbeat to play MS/EA exclusives on launch
>> day. I'm sure Sony will try to follow suit with a similar deal with their PS Now
>> service. Although the price of, I think it's $15 or $20 a month, for their service
>> is kind of steep, unless they add in Sony exclusives available launch day in their
>> streaming service.
>
> At one point Sega went to MS and begged to be bought out. This was at the end of
> the Dreamcast when Sega was really desperate but MS turned them down as they didn't
> want to get into console gaming at the time.
>
> PSNow couldn't compete because its laggy, has downgraded visuals, and heavily relies
> on having a consistently good internet connection to use. They would have to scramble
> to put newer games on there which would undercut their own new games and they don't
> have to capital to take that hit.


PSnow is not that bad... I never had an issue with slowdown and at the time I was using a 50mb connection... And did not notice lowered visuals. Red Dead Redemption looks the same as when I pop it in my ps3. You can also spend $99 for a year of it and that brings it down to less then$10 a month.


I am going to try game pass though... Quick question do I need live for game pass? I may continue with it... I want to catch up on Gears.


dustin11
Double Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
30-Jan-2018(#148)
Finn wrote:
>
> Also keep in mind these tumors have been around since 2003.... Well with Steam anyway
> and also Blizzard before Activision got them.
>
> If this did happen not sure how it would change me, but MS would be my lead console
> probably... I go where the games are. Other then my NHL and Battlefield I dont care
> about EA... But they would be better off getting PUBG and revisiting there old IP...
> They have the tools to beef up there 1st party they just choose to toss money at
> work that's already don't instead or try to.
>
> That's something that pisses me off about MS, they have all the tools but they don't
> use them... They have a serious issue in the creative department... They need to
> change that.
>
>
>
>
>

I think that Don Mattrik set the course for the company for the next 4 years and Spencer has been the one who's had to turn the ship around, and MS is a very big ship to turn. They've
Finn
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30-Jan-2018(#149)
six wrote:
> I would find it hilarious if half life 3 is a Xbox one exclusive.
We would actually see it so no... It would be awesome. At this point t I would play Half Life 3 on a cardboard box...

dustin11
Double Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
30-Jan-2018(#150)
Finn wrote:
> dustin11 wrote:
>> TalonJedi87 wrote:
> |>> Yeah, it would be a no brainer. Spend $60 a pop or $10 a month for game pass
> and
> |>> get all the exclusives day 1. This rumor could very well be true because the
> announcement
> |>> of exclusives at launch on game pass makes me think there's a bigger plan in
> store
> |>> that MS has. The purchase of EA could be it. EA and MS seem to have a good relationship
> |>> too with EA access. I think it would be a bold move. In terms of Capcom/Sega,
>> I wish
> |>> Nintendo would buy them. I feel that they would benefit more and be put to better
> |>> use if owned by a fellow Japanese company. MS may just bury them like they did
>> with
> |>> Platinum Games Scalebound game, which I'm still sad about to this day that we
>> will
> |>> never see come to light. Either way, whichever happens, we as the consumers win
>> in
> |>> the end. I would drop $10 a month in a heartbeat to play MS/EA exclusives on
> launch
> |>> day. I'm sure Sony will try to follow suit with a similar deal with their PS
> Now
> |>> service. Although the price of, I think it's $15 or $20 a month, for their service
> |>> is kind of steep, unless they add in Sony exclusives available launch day in
> their
> |>> streaming service.
>>
>> At one point Sega went to MS and begged to be bought out. This was at the end
> of
>> the Dreamcast when Sega was really desperate but MS turned them down as they didn't
>> want to get into console gaming at the time.
>>
>> PSNow couldn't compete because its laggy, has downgraded visuals, and heavily
> relies
>> on having a consistently good internet connection to use. They would have to scramble
>> to put newer games on there which would undercut their own new games and they
> don't
>> have to capital to take that hit.
>
>
> PSnow is not that bad... I never had an issue with slowdown and at the time I was
> using a 50mb connection... And did not notice lowered visuals. Red Dead Redemption
> looks the same as when I pop it in my ps3. You can also spend $99 for a year of
> it and that brings it down to less then$10 a month.
>
>
> I am going to try game pass though... Quick question do I need live for game pass?
> I may continue with it... I want to catch up on Gears.
>
>
>

With PS3 games the visuals won't be a huge downgrade because PSNow maxes at 720p, so if a PS3 game nativally only hit 720p then you wouldn't be able to tell. The main issue would be PS4 games and if you got a 4k set and now all of a sudden are locked into lower resolutions.

50mb connection is still far more than you need with Game Pass, you can get away with >20 easy.

Gold isn't required for Game Pass but I can't say for certain if the 14 day free trial is.
Finn
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30-Jan-2018(#151)
That's actually good to know, when I used it it did not have PS4 games. Hopefully they fix it, until the. That kinda sucks.

dustin11
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30-Jan-2018(#152)
Fixing it would be a huge investment on Sony's end and require them to really beef up their servers quite a bit. It would also require the user to have a better internet connection because you would be moving twice as much information because of twice as much lines of resolution. That large investment would probably mean a price hike which would make it look even less attractive when compared to Game Pass. With game pass you can download the game then go offline with it, PSNow you can't do that, you're required to be online constantly which will heavily limit their overall growth potential.
six
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30-Jan-2018(#153)
my internet sucks so, streaming was a no go for psn now.
Finn
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30-Jan-2018(#154)
dustin11 wrote:
> Fixing it would be a huge investment on Sony's end and require them to really beef
> up their servers quite a bit. It would also require the user to have a better internet
> connection because you would be moving twice as much information because of twice
> as much lines of resolution. That large investment would probably mean a price hike
> which would make it look even less attractive when compared to Game Pass. With game
> pass you can download the game then go offline with it, PSNow you can't do that,
> you're required to be online constantly which will heavily limit their overall growth
> potential.



A 50mb conection is why is required for 4k, so a 100mb connection should be fine... I don't know how it is in the States but my crap hole little town has fibre optic... I have a 250mb connection and I could get gigabit but I don't see the point.

They could also always to what Netflix did He allow stuff to be downloaded and available offline. Streaming is what Netflix is all about yet they allowed offline watching So I don't see why Sony would not do this To some point. And at less then $10 a month seems like. Good deal.

TalonJedi87
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30-Jan-2018(#155)
I agree with the being able to download games and play offline with the game pass. Even EA Access allows for that. Sony could implement the offline downloads for their PS Now service too, but like dustin said, it would probably require an immense amount of excess capital to pull that off, something only MS really has right now. Sony is just getting back on their feet after nearly going bankrupt a few years ago. Not sure if they want to dump all their earnings into competing with MS and their game pass just yet since they are technically ahead and winning over MS in terms of units sold, unless they truly do acquire the rights to Valve and/or EA. Then it may be time to reevaluate their attack pattern.
dustin11
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30-Jan-2018(#156)
That's not how it in the US. I live in a Seattle suburb and I can only get speeds up to 80 with my current provider. Even if I did make the jump to faster internet speeds to play PSNow, we're talking about a jump in monthly payment, which for me would be about $30 more. That >$10/month PSNow is now close to $40/month and a considerably worse value than Game Pass's $10/month. They would need to allow for a download option, but are they even set up for that with their current servers because I don't think they are, it would require even more time investment on their end and by the time they figure it out (lets face it, Sony isn't very good with console online stuff when stacked up against MS), they'll be even further behind. They put all their eggs in the losing basket when they spent $600 million buying Gaikai.
SilverOwl
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30-Jan-2018(#157)
Tbh I don't really think I will still get gamepass. I play some games real fast, and other games slow and on and off for months and months.
So I would hate to pay 10-20 bucks a month to play a couple of games, and even then some games I always go back to, even a year later. So imo, I would rather own those. If that makes sense.
I know some will say in my case the price is worth it. But is it really worth me paying 10-20 a month to play like 3 games in a 6 month period? And say at least one of those games I will end up going back to later on.
I guess I don't like the games as service kinda think
dustin11
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30-Jan-2018(#158)
I pretty much use game pass for the smaller indy games. Ones I can finish up quick and don't have a physical version anyways. If its something I plan on coming back to for a while, or one I really want, then I'll just buy it on disc. I was able to run through 3 games since Saturday morning, so that's not too bad so far. Seeing as how I'll be able to get Game Pass for free, I don't really see a good reason as to why I shouldn't subscribe to it.
TalonJedi87
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30-Jan-2018(#159)
Yeah, I think I would use game pass solely for some of the exclusives and games that you can hit and quit in a week or two. I wouldn't use it for big RPG's or adventure games.
Finn
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* 30-Jan-2018(#160)
So, this just happened... I took my Xbox One S back to were I bought it and exchanged it for another. As I am walking out this guy approaches me and asks me if I would like to trade it for a used Xbox one X. I am thinking yah sure what else do you want... He is talking and he got it for xmas and he takes it to camp with him to play some games but mainly for movies. He saying this is too much machine for what I use it for and is looking for just a normal One S. He had tried to return it but could not as he was over the 30 days... I have to get back to work but anyway the guy traded me straight across. Honestly this town rocks sometimes ... So many people don't care about value....


Argh sorry, typing on a phone and in a rush raspberry







Finn
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30-Jan-2018(#161)
Do I sell it and pocket the difference? The 4k pass through would be nice and save me the money on a good 4k switch ... Argh.

dustin11
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* 30-Jan-2018(#162)
I'd say keep it. It has a lot of features with upscaling and stuff the "S" doesn't have and the HDMI cable is supposed to be pretty much the best one available anywhere, and a bigger & faster HDD than the S. It will run quieter than your "S" (even thought the S is typically pretty quiet), and it will be the lead platform for a lot of games going forward. I would at least test it out for a few weeks and see if you like it more than the S you had. If you don't see the difference, then would be a good time to sell it off.
Finn
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30-Jan-2018(#163)
Thanks dustin11, i may do just that... Can try the game pass trial and that should let me know. I did buy PUBG though to give it a shot, that is one game I wanted to try when I had PC capable but since this fell in my lap I thought what the hell.


Just talk about being in the right place at the right time lol. I manage a 2nd store and you should see the clothing... If I was a women I would be set! $100, $200 and $300 pairs of jeans with tags still on them donated.. brand new leather jackets with tags donated... It's crazy how people for the most part don't care.


tonymack21
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* 30-Jan-2018(#164)
The thing gamepass has over psnow besides price is that your download the game and not just stream it. Sony may be forced to copy that model..they alre aleafy have it with psplus..it just reads if you're subbed and let's you play the game. If ms could add ea games and pubG to gamepass...damn.

Steam on x1..or maybe the next xbox? I dunno but that'd be pretty huge. So many steam games though aren't made for a controller but I guses you just hooked up the old k/m and go...hmm.

Someone mentioned If you add all that to gamepass for 10 bucks you'd end the console war..it does seem like without some serious commitment from the competition that would be hard to match.


If it's not EA.. I'd be willing to bet MS makes some big moves soon.

SilverOwl
Quadruple Gold Good Trader
31-Jan-2018(#165)
So you see that this would be what they wanted. An all digital future. Also games as service. They are just slowly putting us in the boiling pot.
tonymack21
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* 31-Jan-2018(#166)
they would definitely love an all digital future, no overhead for producing physicals and no splitting with stores. kill gamestop and the secondary market which makes them nothing also.

the new report from the ESA is that 74% of game sales are digital now. that's up a lot from just a few years ago. by 2021 that is expected to be over 90%. something like this gamepass service could become a standard thing, not only do they sell you a console (which actually they typically don't make a lot or really anything at all on), but they can sell you games digitally at higher profit margins and offer an attractive subscription service to play those games that keeps you paying monthly. imagine if every home with a console in it was subscribed to that service, because for 10 bucks a month for all that content..why not? that's cheaper than a hulu sub with no commercials. tv, movies, pc games..its all gone this way, its likely just the next step forward for console gaming. i think they have to let you download the game though, i don't think sony's streaming model is going to work well enough for a large part of the consumer base they are going to have to switch to this model as well at some point.

dustin11
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31-Jan-2018(#167)
A lot of games are only offered as digital, it would be interesting to see what percentage of games are sold as digital that have both a physical and digital release. I believe that retail games with both options still mostly sell physical. This was kind of MS's entire point at the beginning of the gen, all though they also wanted for you to be able to add up to 10 people outside of your home to your "plan" and you could share games back and fourth. They just did a horrible job of explaining that and didn't have the benefits as the selling points but rather the limitations of their plan, namely the always online aspect which Sony seems to have adopted with not only PSNow, but also some of their biggest AAA games such as GT Sport. In all honesty, I think what we're going to get in the future is what MS wanted to do at the beginning of this generation, they just tried to implement everything too quickly rather than take baby steps and get us slowly acclimated to it.
tonymack21
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31-Jan-2018(#168)
makes sense, that kind of plan would be great for us, having multiple boxes on the current is a pain.

dustin11
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31-Jan-2018(#169)
Last gen going all digital really wasn't much of an option, but now a lot of people seem to be going that direction and why not since you have the DL every game to your HDD anyways. Always online will still be a ways off because not everyone who would want to play is going to have internet, but I wonder if that's such a small percentage now that that's not really much of a consideration to the industry.
Dustin
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31-Jan-2018(#170)
Digital only would be fine if these companies learned how to properly price digital games. When digital games are higher than physical months after release, that's a problem.
dustin11
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31-Jan-2018(#171)
Once game stores are out of the picture that will happen. I've heard a lot that they can't under cut places like GS and Amazon because they'll stop carrying their games if they do. They'll have to build up a beefy online store then make game stop irrelevant first.
Dustin
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31-Jan-2018(#172)
Or once they get the used physical market out of the way they'll have free reign to charge even more since that'll be the only available way to get games. Could go either way.
DiamondDave
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31-Jan-2018(#173)
Dustin wrote:
> Digital only would be fine if these companies learned how to properly price digital
> games. When digital games are higher than physical months after release, that's a
> problem.

They're getting better. Just picked up Persona 5 digitally for $30, hardest decision was deciding between PS3 version or PS4 version, which would necessitate a PS4 purchase.

I went with the PS4 version.

I think they have to be careful that they don't price themselves out of the physical market; B&M stores are fickle and don't like being challenged on value. Look at what they did with the new Pirates of Dark Water game when Xbox said they'd include it with PS+ subscriptions.
tonymack21
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31-Jan-2018(#174)
lol, right. they cant effectively begin to price digital the way it should be until they no longer need retailers. the problem isn't game sales as much as it is console sales from what ive seen. to sell you digital games they need to sell you the console first, and most console sales are still done at retail. as people begin to get more comfortable making bigger purchases online that will probably change, but there is no incentive for retailers to carry the console if they cant make money on game sales, as there is no profit on consoles really. its all games and especially accessories. when I worked retail they always had us market and push accessories hard because of the margins.

Finn
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31-Jan-2018(#175)
I have to get warranty on the Controller, the left trigger sticks.. trying to enter info into the console yesterday was kinda tuff lol,,, it sure was a lot more quite (the controller). The system is whisper quiet also! I am impressed with how heavy it was! I love a little heft, they don't feel cheap.

I called MS yesterday and they sent out a new controller, so that's good. Still may buy another while I wait since I need two. Can't wait to try PUBG tonight.





dustin11
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* 31-Jan-2018(#176)
Dude probably played the controller with grubby hands. I liked the heft also but it was unexpected when taking it out of the box and it nearly slipped out of my hands. The thing is dead silent too, I think it runs at like 40db or something like that. PUBG is all my Brother has played since it launched, its hooked on it.
Finn
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31-Jan-2018(#177)
dustin11 wrote:
> Dude probably played the controller with grubby hands. I liked the heft also but
> it was unexpected when taking it out of the box and it nearly slipped out of my hands.
> The thing is dead silent too, I think it runs at like 40db or something like that.
> PUBG is all my Brother has played since it launched, its hooked on it.



LOL, my thoughts... but the sticky controller aside it was just one HELL of a deal raspberry I took extra care when I took it out of the box, I did that once before and it scared me for life (dropped my Snes when taking it out of the package! was just WAY to excited)

My Nephew plays, but on PC.. he does have it on Xbox also but only plays it when some of his other buddies do. Looking forward to it anyway.

six
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31-Jan-2018(#178)
If Microsoft could match steam prices in all digital world and give you pc the version aswell I would be down for all digital future.
tonymack21
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31-Jan-2018(#179)
I think they are including play anywhere with gamepass for games that support that, so they are part of the way there.

dustin11
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31-Jan-2018(#180)
Honestly, I would rather them expand game pass than get steam sales just because with GP I don't need to spend anything on it other than $10/month (or free with my points), then if I like the game I get it for 20% off. That to me personally and my situation is just a better overall deal.
tonymack21
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31-Jan-2018(#181)
you get a 20% discount on games too?? wow.

but ya I wish they would expand it but I guess they cant offer games they don't "own" until that publisher says they can?

Dashey
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31-Jan-2018(#182)
http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2018-01-31-micro...

So uhh, how can I download this exactly?

dustin11
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31-Jan-2018(#183)
tonymack21 wrote:
> you get a 20% discount on games too?? wow.
>
> but ya I wish they would expand it but I guess they cant offer games they don't "own"
> until that publisher says they can?
>
>

Yup, that may be a gold member thing, not too sure, but if you like the game and you want to keep it then you get 20% off. Pretty sweet deal.
tonymack21
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31-Jan-2018(#184)
dustin11 wrote:
> tonymack21 wrote:
>> you get a 20% discount on games too?? wow.
>>
>> but ya I wish they would expand it but I guess they cant offer games they don't
> "own"
>> until that publisher says they can?
>>
>>
>
> Yup, that may be a gold member thing, not too sure, but if you like the game and
> you want to keep it then you get 20% off. Pretty sweet deal.

ya that's a crazy deal...if they can hit a home run with this its going to be huge. don't poke the dog that has the most money. lol


Dashey wrote:
>
> So uhh, how can I download this exactly?
>
>

I don't even want to think how silly a logan paul game would be... hope the kids don't find out he has a game lol.





dustin11
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31-Jan-2018(#185)
tonymack21 wrote:
> dustin11 wrote:
>> tonymack21 wrote:
> |>> you get a 20% discount on games too?? wow.
> |>>
> |>> but ya I wish they would expand it but I guess they cant offer games they don't
>> "own"
> |>> until that publisher says they can?
> |>>
> |>>
>>
>> Yup, that may be a gold member thing, not too sure, but if you like the game and
>> you want to keep it then you get 20% off. Pretty sweet deal.
>
> ya that's a crazy deal...if they can hit a home run with this its going to be huge.
> don't poke the dog that has the most money. lol


Kind of reminds me of when you see a little Chihuahua pestering a much bigger dog as its laying down resting and the larger dog has enough and nips back.
Finn
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31-Jan-2018(#186)
six wrote:
> If Microsoft could match steam prices in all digital world and give you pc the version
> aswell I would be down for all digital future.



I agree, Steam is what made me love all digital on PC... and that model would make me get over my hangups for console. To be honest with all the Flash deals on PSN I have been mostly digital this gen out of the 138 games I have 18 of them right now are physical copies that I currently in my library.

six
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31-Jan-2018(#187)
I like game pass but I wish it was guaranteed for games to stay.
tonymack21
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31-Jan-2018(#188)
so a new release game may hit gamepass and then go off later? I hope we will get some kind of warning in case we want to use that 20% before it goes off

dustin11
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31-Jan-2018(#189)
The point of GP is the rotating library of games to play which I assume helps them keep the price down significantly. They do have a section in the XBL store which tells you which games are about to be removed and under the 20% off sale thing it says when that particular game will be removed (20% off until 06-01-18, for example, implying the game will be removed June 1st).
tonymack21
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31-Jan-2018(#190)
ok well that works well then if its user friendly. I wonder if we will one day look back on this time and say remember before ms did what they did with gamepass? remember gamestop? much in the same way we oldies remember blockbuster lol

dustin11
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31-Jan-2018(#191)
GS will probably start to offer their own version of game pass within the next 5 years. I'm almost willing to bet on that.
tonymack21
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31-Jan-2018(#192)
that's almost what they were trying to do with that "rental" thing they announced where you unlimited games for 6 months for 60 bucks and keep any game you had checked out at the end of the term.

dustin11
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31-Jan-2018(#193)
Yeah, doing that with physical media though I think is against the law since you have to buy special rental versions of the game. At least that's how movies worked, they cost the company something like $60/copy. GS was trying to do it with used media and, if games work like movies do, then you can't do that.
tonymack21
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31-Jan-2018(#194)
back in my rental/retail days our rental games were just regular ones and we had to put those buffer stickers on them, it pained me to ruin a perfectly good video game every time I did it :(


funny unrelated story... I used to get to take the alleged bad games home and test them, people would bring back ps1 games etc claiming they didn't work if they didn't like the game or to get a free rental.. one day me and another girl went to lunch and I carried the bag of games out and sat them on top of the car when I was loading stuff, and drove off with them up there... we heard something and I noticed something in the mirror, and as the horror of the realization came over us she exclaimed "the games!!!" so there we are picking games up out of the middle of the street.. thankfully we weren't still in front of the store (hastings) lol.

Finn
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31-Jan-2018(#195)
Quick question about the X... On the site could hit the button next to the "x" and bring up a quick menu... For some reason on both controllers this button does nothing. Is there a setting I am missing?

Also I got the one controller replaced with a Blue one and picked up a dark grey one with orange on the base of the sticks. These are sooooo much quiter then the others... I am thinking that Last S was just a dud. Oh well could not be happier now.





six
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31-Jan-2018(#196)
sweet wwe 2k17 has been added to gamepass time to sign up :)
dustin11
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31-Jan-2018(#197)
Finn wrote:
> Quick question about the X... On the site could hit the button next to the "x" and
> bring up a quick menu... For some reason on both controllers this button does nothing.
> Is there a setting I am missing?
>
> Also I got the one controller replaced with a Blue one and picked up a dark grey
> one with orange on the base of the sticks. These are sooooo much quiter then the
> others... I am thinking that Last S was just a dud. Oh well could not be happier
> now.
>
>
>
>
>
>

Not too sure about that one. I always just use the "xbox" button for all my quick menu stuff.

Also remember that the console won't play games at 4k or HDR by default, you have to enable them in the settings menu.
Finn
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31-Jan-2018(#198)
I was wondering that... I was not impressed with PUBG graphically .. I need to play it more right now not sure if it's for me. But I need to continue to try it out.






dustin11
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31-Jan-2018(#199)
PUBG's graphics are definitely not its strong point. Its got like PS2 graphics regardless of what console you're playing it on. If you want a good graphical showcase then look more in the direction of Forza 7 and Gears 4. Both had monster texture packs though. I think Forza 7 ends up as like 95gb and GoW4 a little over 100gb.
DiamondDave
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31-Jan-2018(#200)
On PC it looks okay... more often? But that plane at the starting area always, always looks like crap. Some of the textures they bought for this game are atrocious and I'm appalled they made it past paid beta (Early Access, sorry.). Some textures pop over others. This doesn't look like a game that's invested in itself during development. At all.

In fact it looks like they invested as little as possible. And then the developers explain it away as "it's hard to scale up" which... I'm sorry. But I'm not sorry.
tonymack21
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31-Jan-2018(#201)
Lol..ya those points about pubg are valid..sometimes it looks like ass. It prob has to do with having to also track all those players? Fortnite got it right maybe with the more cartoony style..less resource intensive?

Finn
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* 1-Feb-2018(#202)
I downloaded Gears ultimate. Going to reply them... I see the Value In GP, but after gears I either have it on PS4 or am not interested. That will change I am sure as it grows... So while I don't see the value now, that's not saying I won't see it later.


Wich gears games got One X updates 3 and 4?





tonymack21
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1-Feb-2018(#203)
4 def did, I don't know about 3 for sure, did they do 360 titles with x updates?

TalonJedi87
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1-Feb-2018(#204)
Gears 3 got an update too I believe. It looks great on the 1X.
dustin11
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* 1-Feb-2018(#205)
Yeah, Gears 3 also got some type of enhancement, but I think its just some really good super sampling or something to that effect. Looks incredible though.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=YJ...

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DiamondDave
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* 1-Feb-2018(#206)
That's not just supersampling. That's probably what the original game assets were, and they're restored and uncompressed in the XBOX patch. Keep in mind when you're playing games like Final Fantasy 12 on PS2, what you're seeing is heavily compressed textures to keep the framerate up to a reasonable level. The actual game assets are incredibly more complex and intricate, but because video game console hardware sucks, they have to scale down to keep performance acceptable.
dustin11
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1-Feb-2018(#207)
Yeah, could have been something like that too, much how Halo 5 was actually made with a ton of visual assets that never it into the final game because of hardware limitations, and with the better hardware of the X you are fully able to see everything the game was created with.
SilverOwl
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1-Feb-2018(#208)
Some 360 games that I know of that got X enhanced , gears 3, oblivion, fallout 3. I know it's like 8-10 360 games in total that got it
tonymack21
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1-Feb-2018(#209)
that's pretty awesome

dustin11
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1-Feb-2018(#210)
And pretty much all of their OG Xbox games got enhanced too and look significantly better than they used to.
Sid_Ceaser
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1-Feb-2018(#211)
Finn wrote:
> I was wondering that... I was not impressed with PUBG graphically .. I need to play
> it more right now not sure if it's for me. But I need to continue to try it out.
>
>
>
>
>
>
>

I hate the graphics, but I gotta admit - I'm really hooked on the game. Got my second Chicken Dinner last week.

What I'm really impressed with is the sound. I love the sounds of guns going off in various distances and being able to know where they are spatially and stuff. Or hearing someone tromping around on the floor above me while I'm hiding. That is the crap that makes the game.

Hit me up on Xbox. Let's play some duo or squad sessions.



six
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1-Feb-2018(#212)
I love just driving in that game running people over. I don't go for guns I just run mofos over
tonymack21
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1-Feb-2018(#213)
the good players on pc will shoot you out of the vehicle, I tried that, the first time I got one of those dune buggy things I was like oh I got this now

Finn
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1-Feb-2018(#214)
Sid_Ceaser wrote:
> Finn wrote:
>> I was wondering that... I was not impressed with PUBG graphically .. I need to
> play
>> it more right now not sure if it's for me. But I need to continue to try it out.
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>
> I hate the graphics, but I gotta admit - I'm really hooked on the game. Got my second
> Chicken Dinner last week.
>
> What I'm really impressed with is the sound. I love the sounds of guns going off
> in various distances and being able to know where they are spatially and stuff.
> Or hearing someone tromping around on the floor above me while I'm hiding. That
> is the crap that makes the game.
>
> Hit me up on Xbox. Let's play some duo or squad sessions.
>
>
>
>


Will do! I need to add some people to my list.



Groo
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2-Feb-2018(#215)
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Groo
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2-Feb-2018(#216)
Forza 7 Halo Racing Suit

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wp
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8-Feb-2018(#217)
How is PUBG on the OG Xbox One or Xbox One S? It's barely playable on my Xbox One X, is it significantly worse on the other earlier Xbox Ones? Or has it gotten better now?
HuggyBear1688
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8-Feb-2018(#218)
Without game installed to SSD HD the rendering time at start of match can take 30-1 min to load buildings. recent updates have improved some performance on the older consoles which seems to have affected 1X users getting more issues. My biggest gripe with the game is the sudden framedrops during CQC gunfights esp. in buildings on big towns. FPS drops to below 10 at least for me and it fkn sucks.,
tonymack21
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8-Feb-2018(#219)
guess those pc master race guys are onto something after all lol. its still early access I guess so they can clean it up, but im wondering if they aren't going to have to make some sacrifices

EB
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8-Feb-2018(#220)
tonymack21 wrote:
> guess those pc master race guys are onto something after all lol. its still early
> access I guess so they can clean it up, but im wondering if they aren't going to
> have to make some sacrifices

You have to keep in mind that to my understanding, even with a full release it is still a bit of a mess. Still some issues with rubber banding, FPS drops and more. And, many have said that it's performance is wildly inconsistent. People will have high end rigs and it might not run as well as medium end rigs.


tonymack21
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* 8-Feb-2018(#221)
true, it does pretty well on my pc, the occasional hiccup but nothing major, I haven't spent any real time on OneX yet with it really. ive watched my son play some on one S and it seems playable, but not at fortnite's level.

EB
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8-Feb-2018(#222)
Yeah I am interested to test it. Building a gaming pc sometime this year, likely summer.

tonymack21
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8-Feb-2018(#223)
ive got an i5 3ghz, 6gb 1060 and 8gb ram, and it does pretty nice. if youre building something better I'll bet it does pretty nice.

DiamondDave
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* 8-Feb-2018(#224)
tonymack21 wrote:
> guess those pc master race guys are onto something after all lol. its still early
> access I guess so they can clean it up, but im wondering if they aren't going to
> have to make some sacrifices
>

The game's "done" on PC. I'm sure Xbox users would drool at the level of completeness it's at, but it's still a $30 game with very ugly textures, laggy servers (I think it's got a Sub-20 tic rate, very evident in close quarters gunfights) and one good map, and it requires a VERY EXPENSIVE PC in order to play at what I would consider an appropriate level at max details And even from the starting point, you can't really see why. I don't see the appeal. After fifteen or so drops I was only doing 1-2 drops a week after that, and when I recently reinstalled my PC I didn't even bother downloading PUBG. Oversized, overpriced, overhyped, gets really old really fast.

PUBG and Destiny 2 in 2017 made me resubscribe to WoW in 2018.
dustin11
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8-Feb-2018(#225)
My brother plays it all the time on his OG X1 and says there are issues, but none that makes it too annoying that hes going to stop playing the game. I've never played it, and don't really have a desire to, but it seems to be one of those games where you are either too bothered by the performance and stop playing or just keep playing because those things aren't that big of a deal.
Finn
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8-Feb-2018(#226)
I have not played it in awhile, had no time. Going to try some maybe tomorrow or on the weekend. I only did about 5 drops and I don't see the appeal but I will keep at it. My Nephew is going to get it on his X1 (he plays it on PC) so i do need to practice up.






wp
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* 8-Feb-2018(#227)
Awesome responses. Thanks.
One of the reasons I am also asking is cause they are going to release a PUBG bundle of the Xbox One S.
A unfinished game being sold in a console bundle? Hmmmm.....

It must run decent enough on OG and S.

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dustin11
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8-Feb-2018(#228)
From what I've heard, it only kind of runs ghetto for the first 30 seconds to 1min, after that most watches have very little issues on the OG X1.
Headshot
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8-Feb-2018(#229)
Anyone interested in a sealed X1X?

Not sure if I am keeping it.
Sid_Ceaser
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8-Feb-2018(#230)

HAHAHAHA a specialized bundle featuring a game that isn't even ready yet. HAHAHAHA.


So far I've won two chicken dinners on my own, and last week did a squad and we won.


The pre-game map, on the little island, is a mess - laggy as crap.

The load screen between the island and the plane is also a total mess.

Jumping out of the plane gives you a little weird bump-lag, but sailing down is good.

Once you land, it's pretty much good IMHO. I've started jumping with a squad into more populated towns, but I haven't run into any slowdown or a major loss of FPS.

Now, crashing, that's a whole other beast. If I've played .... 40 games, I'd say it crashes about 25% of the time at random times. That crap is terrible.

I'm playing on an S console (Minecraft bundle)

It certainly feels unfinished, but once you find the flow, I find it very addicting.


Someday there will be a really good game in there. But it needs a ton of work.


dustin11
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8-Feb-2018(#231)
The Hyperkin "Duke" controller is up for preorder at Gamestop:

https://www.gamestop.com/xbox-one/accessories/hype...

I"m waiting for BB to carry it since I don't like buying from GS.
wp
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* 8-Feb-2018(#232)
dustin11 wrote:
> The Hyperkin "Duke" controller is up for preorder at Gamestop:
>
>
> I"m waiting for BB to carry it since I don't like buying from GS.

Can we do that $5 downpayment pre-order thing (like they do with pre-order games),
in store? Or is this online only?
dustin11
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8-Feb-2018(#233)
wp wrote:
> dustin11 wrote:
>> The Hyperkin "Duke" controller is up for preorder at Gamestop:
>>
>>
>> I"m waiting for BB to carry it since I don't like buying from GS.
>
> Can we do that $5 downpayment pre-order thing (like they do with pre-order games),
> in store? Or is this online only?

Not sure, I didn't even know it went up for preorder yet until I saw an article about it just a little bit ago. I haven't bought anything from GS for probably 8-9 years now, so I don't know how their preorders work. That would probably be a question for Dashy.
wp
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8-Feb-2018(#234)
yes
six
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10-Feb-2018(#235)
Damn I wish I bought gamepass when it was $5, I think Im gonna sub to it

dustin11
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10-Feb-2018(#236)
I just used first set of bing points for game pass, now I'm now subbed up until June.
EB
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11-Feb-2018(#237)
tonymack21 wrote:
> ive got an i5 3ghz, 6gb 1060 and 8gb ram, and it does pretty nice. if youre building
> something better I'll bet it does pretty nice.

Basically what I am building, albeit with a Ryzen 5 1600.

Anxiouz
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12-Feb-2018(#238)
So stoked, Splinter Cell Conviction was the #1 BC game I wanted to play and I just popped it in. I missed it on x360 and have been watching the BC releases hoping for years now. Got an eBay copy for $4 shipped which is even sweeter. grin
TalonJedi87
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12-Feb-2018(#239)
I loved Conviction too. Great story and co-op was a plus.
Anxiouz
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12-Feb-2018(#240)
Unlikely I'll play co-op ever, but man the single-player campaign is awesome. Certain moments feel last-gen but it's not often and I'm so digging this game!
tonymack21
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14-Feb-2018(#241)
i wasnt gonna sign up for game pass until after i played kingdom come, as i think thats about to take over the next month of my life, but for 5 bucks since apparently i qualified the kids will use it and i may check out a couple things.. microsoft has hit a grand slam with this, the breadth of what you get with this is astounding, there a ton of quality titles, and its not streaming you get to download it, and at half the price, if sony had something like this at 10 bucks id be on it in a second as well, but 20 and streaming no thanks. i can see the kids and i using the crap out of gamepass.

dustin11
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14-Feb-2018(#242)
Game Pass is fantastic, much better than I thought it would be. They advertise it as 100+ games available, but really that's selling themselves short as there are nearly 200 to chose from. There are some very quality titles on there as well that I've nearly purchased on numerous occasions but didn't because of my growing backlog, but having them on game pass makes me want to play though games more than if I had the game just sitting on my shelf.
tonymack21
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* 14-Feb-2018(#243)
absolutely, I hope this gets adopted as sony would likely follow suit at some point. games I wouldn't have bought because I felt like I just wouldn't play enough, nba playgrounds for example, I will give a go on this. there are several good fighting games, there are rpgs, there is a great variety, and sea of thieves day one and state of decay 2? (crackdown 3 might even release someday) and a discount If you do wanna buy? if it was 20 I might pause but for this price this is crazy, imagine if they really did buy ea and rolled ea access into this..

dustin11
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14-Feb-2018(#244)
I like using it mostly for the smaller games that I wanted to play but didn't want to drop $15, especially when they're shorter 1-3 hour long games. This is perfect for those types of games where I can download them, finish them, then move tot he next one. To this day I've not spent $.01 on game pass and I'm subbed up through June and I have 3 years of Xbox live, which I already am subbed up for the next 3 years. Essentially, I bought my Xbox and I get to play a bunch of games for 100% no cost to me whatsoever....plus I get 4 games/month via GwG, so the Xbox is pretty much raining games on me at the moment.
tonymack21
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14-Feb-2018(#245)
ya they definitely are, there are so many games I will try now that I wouldn't have bought, and I can see the kids going nuts with it too

tonymack21
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15-Feb-2018(#246)
so I got about 3.5 hours in on KCD, but the game is only just about to start proper seems like, its still teaching me to do things, there is a lot to learn. the codex is full of super interesting facts and info about life at that time, which is extremely disgusting and its easy to see why disease was so rampant and people didn't live long. between human waste everywhere.. EVERYWHERE.. and no means of preserving food or filtering water its easy to see why things like the bubonic plague could spread so quickly and wipe out so many people.

I saw mention on a youtube review that you can throw horse crap at people..this hasn't opened up yet if its true, but when it does... omg. my enemies need to be afraid.

a few things ive noticed

its pretty enough, its no witcher/horizon (by any stretch really) but the game is generally pretty enough for this kind of thing, but most games are now. the grass and trees look nice but when you get near a bush they are clearly flat textures and look pretty last gen.
the character models are just alright, not witcher level (not even close actually), and the lip synch doenst always match up
combat definitely is going to have a learning curve, though I haven't fought anything except one tutorial so far
main quests will wait, but side quests may be timed. need to brew a potion or get something to heal a hurt friend? take too long and they will die, you cant rabbit trail on seven other quests and just bring it whenever.
there seems to be more than one way to solve many things, if your speech skill is high enough maybe you can talk someone out of what you need, if not you may have to steal it, or just steal it, or whatever
what you are wearing and how clean you are or aren't affects people around you, If you are talking to nobles and look like a crap shoveler, they will not think anything of you and you wont get far.
likewise if you act conspicuously, or wear your night gear/dark sneaking clothes during the day your conspicuousness stat rises.
food in your inventory spoils, remember the dragonborn carrying seven cheese wheels or a piece of meat for 7 months and then eating it with no ill effects? well henry cant do that, lol. apples last longer than roast duck, but you have to eat lots of them to fill your nourishment stat, but overeating makes you slower and sluggish, and slows your reactions. not sleeping enough is the same, he has to eat and sleep like a normal person.
the food will slowly spoil in your inventory indicated by a number of the items overall health just like your weapons, eat spoiled food, risk food poisoning and death if you cant get an antidote potion.
if you don't eat your stamina depletes a lot. you are a normal person after all.
you cant just run up in peoples houses and take everything (well, if they are in it), it will warn you that you are in a private area and the npc will ask you to leave, stay too long or do anything bad and they call the guards.
you have one autosave slot for when you sleep, and you can have three when you drink a saviours schnapps away from bed. save scumming could be possible in certain situations but you cant save every ten minutes.
you cant heal In battle, remember the dragonborn pausing and eating those 7 cheese wheels, well henry cant do that either lol.
If you don't bandage your wounds you will bleed out and die, and youll need to sleep and rest to heal up from more than scratches and mild cuts. apparently you can surrender in a battle or duel you are losing but I haven't had a chance to test it.
horses have stats too and different ones are better than others at some things.
horses will follow the path you on by themselves when cantering, you have to steer at gallop.
you can haggle with merchants and various factors influence that.
if you are covered in blood people will react or avoid you, youll have to rinse off at a trough or get a bath.
controls are not remappable and I wish they were, but im adjusting quickly, x is jump/vault over things and that feels weird, as does b to sprint. id like to remap this to a Bethesda game control style as that's definitely what it feels the most like, but its not bad after a bit I guess.
it feels "fast". moving at a jog feels faster than elder scrolls or fallout, like the sticks are really sensitive.


only about 3 hours in and still learning, this is gonna be a long game but I cant wait to do it, it hasn't "opened" up yet, im still in the beginning/tutorial/fairly linear learn the game part but its already pretty interesting to me. I don't feel like its going to be witcher/mass effect status but I think its gonna be pretty cool.

Is there enough interest yet in the game to start its own topic? there is a curve and there are tons and tons of stats and perks and a topic may be helpful?

Ryan
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20-Feb-2018(#247)
There are a handful of games rumored to be leaving Gamepass next month so make sure to play them before they leave! Nothing of note, but there are a couple that are easier on the achievements if that adds any motivation for you. New adds have not been announced, that will probably be this week.

Games removed:

CAPCOM Arcade Cabinet
D4: Dark Dreams Don't Die
Dark Void
FLOCK!
Iron Brigade
Joe Danger 2: The Movie
Monday Night Combat
N+
SEGA Vintage Collection: Streets of Rage
SEGA Vintage Collection: Monster World
Strider
Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown

dustin11
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20-Feb-2018(#248)
Out of those ones, I think the only easy 1000% achievements are supposed to be D4 (easy but time consuming), Virtual Fighter 5, and Streets of Rage. Iron Brigade isn't too bad but you need a good online team and there is DLC which prevents 100% unless you buy and complete it, and Dark Void is supposed to be fairly easy but pretty time consuming and its rumored to have a glitch that prevents progress after a certain point if playing it on gamepass.
Ryan
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20-Feb-2018(#249)
Monday Night Combat doesn't look too bad either achievement wise but the game is most likely dead online. I banged out Streets of Rage and Virtua Fighter over the long weekend. Virtua Fighter was kind of a disappointment, not really all that good. Streets of Rage is solid though.
dustin11
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20-Feb-2018(#250)
I ran through SoR Sunday morning, really enjoyed SoR 2, the other 2 titles were kind of meh. Virtual Fighter 5 was easy but I still haven't gotten the 2 online achievements. Monday Night Combat looks like its listed at 1-12 hours depending on how online matches go, but that's a lot of work for 200 achievement points.
FadeToBlack
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20-Feb-2018(#251)
dustin11 wrote:
> Out of those ones, I think the only easy 1000% achievements are supposed to be D4
> (easy but time consuming), Virtual Fighter 5, and Streets of Rage. Iron Brigade isn't
> too bad but you need a good online team and there is DLC which prevents 100% unless
> you buy and complete it, and Dark Void is supposed to be fairly easy but pretty time
> consuming and its rumored to have a glitch that prevents progress after a certain
> point if playing it on gamepass.


I think that the Iron Brigade DLC is free to download too. I saw the option to download it when I was installing Iron Brigade.
dustin11
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20-Feb-2018(#252)
FadeToBlack wrote:
> dustin11 wrote:
>> Out of those ones, I think the only easy 1000% achievements are supposed to be
> D4
>> (easy but time consuming), Virtual Fighter 5, and Streets of Rage. Iron Brigade
> isn't
>> too bad but you need a good online team and there is DLC which prevents 100% unless
>> you buy and complete it, and Dark Void is supposed to be fairly easy but pretty
> time
>> consuming and its rumored to have a glitch that prevents progress after a certain
>> point if playing it on gamepass.
>
>
> I think that the Iron Brigade DLC is free to download too. I saw the option to download
> it when I was installing Iron Brigade.

Is it? That's awesome. I think I pad a couple $$ for it. Still money well spent. I would buy a sequel in a heart beat as long as it stuck to the formula of the first game.
Finn
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* 20-Feb-2018(#253)
What kinda of sales is Live running right now? I missed out on Horizon 3... I just don't know I hated the first but I really want some eye candy. Also kinda tempted to get Over Watch .. it's in my shopping cart for my PS4, just not sure from what I here there is little difference between it on the Pro or OneX. On one hand I give the Xbox controller a slight edge in FPS on the other more people play it on the PS4 and I have Friends that do also... Argh. MS needs to work on there app and take a page from Sony IMO, it really lacks.





dustin11
Double Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
* 20-Feb-2018(#254)
Finn wrote:
> What kinda of sales is Live running right now? I missed out on Horizon 3... I just
> don't know I hated the first but I really want some eye candy. Also kinda tempted
> to get Over Watch .. it's in my shopping cart for my PS4, just not sure from what
> I here there is little difference between it on the Pro or OneX. On one hand I give
> the Xbox controller a slight edge in FPS on the other more people play it on the
> PS4 and I have Friends that do also... Argh. MS needs to work on there app and take
> a page from Sony IMO, it really lacks.
>
>
>
>
>
>

Heres a list of all their sales this week:

https://www.xboxachievements.com/news/news-29215-T...

Also, Forza Horizon 3 + Hotwheels DLC bundle is only like $26 right now through CDKeys

https://www.cdkeys.com/xbox-live/games/forza-horiz...

I didn't care for Horizon 1 or 2 all that much, but Playground games killed it with FH3, it a HUGE improvement on the other two titles.
Anxiouz
850 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
20-Feb-2018(#255)
Forza Horizon 3 is really quite good (I do have plenty of complaints with it though), but the Hot Wheels DLC is perhaps the most fun I've had in any driving game in a decade. Absolutely love it.

My biggest issues with FH3 is that you can beat an event and it still shows up as "new" on the map. You go there and can't tell at all what is actually new...a new race layout?, a new 1-on-1 challenge?, something else? There is no tag or mark on completed items within each map point...and it's constantly infuriating to me.
dustin11
Double Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
20-Feb-2018(#256)
Anxiouz wrote:
> Forza Horizon 3 is really quite good (I do have plenty of complaints with it though),
> but the Hot Wheels DLC is perhaps the most fun I've had in any driving game in a
> decade. Absolutely love it.
>
> My biggest issues with FH3 is that you can beat an event and it still shows up as
> "new" on the map. You go there and can't tell at all what is actually new...a new
> race layout?, a new 1-on-1 challenge?, something else? There is no tag or mark on
> completed items within each map point...and it's constantly infuriating to me.

I'm pretty sure there is a way to filter those out. I went and did all the championship events from one side of the map to the other with out doing any 1-on-1 races or anything else. I knew exactly which type of event I was going to do upon driving to any specific challenge.
Anxiouz
850 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
20-Feb-2018(#257)
No filters for it. If you play it continually it's easier to know what you already did. But step away for a few months and almost everything shows "new" which it really isn't.
tonymack21
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20-Feb-2018(#258)
The Xbox app is seriously lacking in what you can do with the psn app to be sure. With the psn one navigation is easy and it's easy to see the sales.

Finn
GameTZ Gold Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Canada
21-Feb-2018(#259)
tonymack21 wrote:
> The Xbox app is seriously lacking in what you can do with the psn app to be sure.
> With the psn one navigation is easy and it's easy to see the sales.
>
>

Yep, you know how many games I purchased because of the app? I would say easily 25-30%.. basically the flash sales so many times I almost missed games and then whip out the app and bam a sale that I did not miss.


Ryan
550 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
21-Feb-2018(#260)
Never understood complaints with the Xbox app. Every time I sign in I have a banner right on the side of my last played game that has all of the sales. Impossible to miss and you don't even need to leave the start up screen. The PS4 dashboard is an abomination in comparison.
tonymack21
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 450 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Has Written 3 Reviews
21-Feb-2018(#261)
Finn wrote:
> tonymack21 wrote:
>> The Xbox app is seriously lacking in what you can do with the psn app to be sure.
>> With the psn one navigation is easy and it's easy to see the sales.
>>
>>
>
> Yep, you know how many games I purchased because of the app? I would say easily 25-30%..
> basically the flash sales so many times I almost missed games and then whip out the
> app and bam a sale that I did not miss.
>
>
>

I know same here..at least it's easier to see the Xbox sales on the console store itself now. Xbox UI is horrid


Slickriven
GameTZ Subscriber Gold Good Trader Has Written 1 Review
21-Feb-2018(#262)
After playing FH3 for a while now, it really is very different vs. FH2. FH2's road trips got old after a while, especially after you became the 'Horizon Champ' twice, but it slowed and spread out the game. FH3 after ~8+ hours feels like its got ADD. There are SO MANY things to do in the game, the map is just covered and you're prompted with Rivals and Barnfinds and this and that a LOT. The driving is fun as expected, but for me the music doesn't resonate as well and I rarely go on those lovely long drives in FH3 like I was maybe forced to too much in 2, but strangely I miss that some.

The 'new' flag on events is kind of annoying as I beat a championship race, saw it was new, opened and beat an exhibition race and it was still new - maybe you HAVE to create a blueprint there? But with all the things to do the game almost feels pushy for me right now (I just unlocked my final festival spot, but have 1 maxed out already). I will keep playing as both DLC are fun and the game is great overall, but it at least to me feels significantly different from FH2, even though the core gameplay is unchanged.

dustin11
Double Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
21-Feb-2018(#263)
Its really easy to see the sales on the Xbox One's home screen. Just press the Xbox button then scroll down to the bottom of the page where it says "Sales", then it brings you to a page that has all their sales listed and broken down into lists by developer, genera, etc......
dustin11
Double Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
21-Feb-2018(#264)
Slickriven wrote:
> After playing FH3 for a while now, it really is very different vs. FH2. FH2's road
> trips got old after a while, especially after you became the 'Horizon Champ' twice,
> but it slowed and spread out the game. FH3 after ~8+ hours feels like its got ADD.
> There are SO MANY things to do in the game, the map is just covered and you're prompted
> with Rivals and Barnfinds and this and that a LOT. The driving is fun as expected,
> but for me the music doesn't resonate as well and I rarely go on those lovely long
> drives in FH3 like I was maybe forced to too much in 2, but strangely I miss that
> some.

I hated that about FH2 as well. You would do like 5 races then they would make you do a road trip to chose your next destination followed by another road trip to the next area where you wanted to race flowed by another road trip to get there. To me, it just felt like I spent more time driving from objective to objective than I did actually racing, and I didn't like it. In FH3 I can do whatever I wanted to whenever I wanted to. I didn't really find it too distracting to have so many options available around me at all times either, I found it refreshing to have the choice to do any number of different races so close to where I was at any given time. If I got bored with doing championship races then I could do a rival race or a 1-on-1. If I got tired of racing then I could try for 3 stars on speed traps or stunts. If I got tired of those then I could just cruse around looking for bonus boards in strange locations. I found that in FH2 I didn't really like exploring as much as I do in FH3 and I think that's because FH3 has a much more diverse set of environments to explore, from beaches, forests, cities, mountains, to deserts. FH2 was kind of just the same environment spread out.

> The 'new' flag on events is kind of annoying as I beat a championship race, saw it
> was new, opened and beat an exhibition race and it was still new - maybe you HAVE
> to create a blueprint there?

I think there are instances where when you beat a specific race then you unlock a new version of it at the same location. Not all races are available at once. The further you progress then the more races you will unlock.
tonymack21
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 450 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Has Written 3 Reviews
21-Feb-2018(#265)
dustin11 wrote:
> Its really easy to see the sales on the Xbox One's home screen. Just press the Xbox
> button then scroll down to the bottom of the page where it says "Sales", then it
> brings you to a page that has all their sales listed and broken down into lists by
> developer, genera, etc......

I'll have to check this out, on the store tab now they have them pretty easy but this will be nice too

dustin11
Double Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
* 21-Feb-2018(#266)
tonymack21 wrote:
> dustin11 wrote:
>> Its really easy to see the sales on the Xbox One's home screen. Just press the
> Xbox
>> button then scroll down to the bottom of the page where it says "Sales", then
> it
>> brings you to a page that has all their sales listed and broken down into lists
> by
>> developer, genera, etc......
>
> I'll have to check this out, on the store tab now they have them pretty easy but
> this will be nice too
>
>

I've been using this method since the UI was updated a few months ago. I've not purchased any games in a few weeks though, not since I got gamepass because now I have too many things to play.
dustin11
Double Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
21-Feb-2018(#267)
Also, Vanquish is now BC.
TalonJedi87
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21-Feb-2018(#268)
Awesome. I'm getting myself a copy of Vanquish from GTZ user Xellos2099 as I only played the demo of it back in the day and never fully got into it but I heard it was a really fun Platinum game.
dustin11
Double Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
21-Feb-2018(#269)
Vanquish was awesome. One of my favorite games from last gen for sure.
DiamondDave
GameTZ Subscriber 350 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
21-Feb-2018(#270)
Need to wait for a gaming dirth and pick that up since it's on PC, I hear it's pretty stellar.
dustin11
Double Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
21-Feb-2018(#271)
I heard the PC version had a ton of issues. Not sure if SEGA has fixed them yet, but they were getting hammered on their FB page for a while about how bad of condition the game launched in.
Finn
GameTZ Gold Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Canada
21-Feb-2018(#272)
Ryan wrote:
> Never understood complaints with the Xbox app. Every time I sign in I have a banner
> right on the side of my last played game that has all of the sales. Impossible to
> miss and you don't even need to leave the start up screen. The PS4 dashboard is an
> abomination in comparison.

Think I hate about the Xbox dashboard is it is way to cluttered. the Ps4's is very simplistic. I have my games sorted into genres and it's just so damn simple and clean. Not to mention I and not hit with adds all the bloody time. I am constantly seeing one add I cannot get rid off for Sea of Thieves... Not to mention it's advertising Game Pass (wich I have) and Live (again, already have). Never liked the Xbox UI and the app it self ever since it's redesign has been absolutely a breeze.


The store on the Xbox is getting better, still has away to go but aleast I am seeing improvement.



tonymack21
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 450 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Has Written 3 Reviews
21-Feb-2018(#273)
I def agree the store on the console itself is much much better and finding what you want is much easier.

dustin11
Double Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
* 21-Feb-2018(#274)
I think it comes down to whichever you use more is the one you're going to find easier to use. If I jumped into the PS4 UI I would more than likely be lost AF, but I can navigate around the X1 UI without issue and that's just because I'm familiar with where everything is. I just have my games listed from largest file size to smallest and to have it show me results from both my internal and external HDDs and I don't have an issue navigating through my collection of 104 stored games. Adds don't bother me either as they're always small and off to the side. I can't honestly tell you what he last add I saw was because I just don't pay attention to them. I see some adds on my X1S that I use as my media center, but that's because its got her profile loaded as the default which is using all my account benefits, so I do see an add to subscribe to gold on the homepage when I turn it on.

I can't speak for the app though as I've never once used it.
DiamondDave
GameTZ Subscriber 350 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
21-Feb-2018(#275)
I get super lost in the Xbox One UI. Every change seems to make it worse to me. XMB's pretty straightforward, though some work on the Settings and viewing downloads would be welcome.

I like the Sony store better, too... mostly. PS3 I have an issue where moving around too fast actually crashes the app, which isn't very good.
TalonJedi87
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* 21-Feb-2018(#276)
Sadly, I have to agree about the XB1 UI being too cluttered still, mainly on the dashboard. They did a good job in recent system updates to clean it up a bit like with the XMB, but it's still messy in comparison to the PS4 or even the Switch's clean cut interface. I can't even tell sometimes if I'm signed in on Xbox Live unless I switch to the Store tab and it let's me see the items for sale. I always hope with a future update that they continue to keep cleaning up the dashboard to make it more accessible and more organized.
Slickriven
GameTZ Subscriber Gold Good Trader Has Written 1 Review
21-Feb-2018(#277)
dustin11 wrote:
> I hated that about FH2 as well. You would do like 5 races then they would make you
> do a road trip to chose your next destination followed by another road trip to the
> next area where you wanted to race flowed by another road trip to get there. To me,
> it just felt like I spent more time driving from objective to objective than I did
> actually racing, and I didn't like it. In FH3 I can do whatever I wanted to whenever
> I wanted to. I didn't really find it too distracting to have so many options available
> around me at all times either, I found it refreshing to have the choice to do any
> number of different races so close to where I was at any given time. If I got bored
> with doing championship races then I could do a rival race or a 1-on-1. If I got
> tired of racing then I could try for 3 stars on speed traps or stunts. If I got tired
> of those then I could just cruse around looking for bonus boards in strange locations.
> I found that in FH2 I didn't really like exploring as much as I do in FH3 and I think
> that's because FH3 has a much more diverse set of environments to explore, from beaches,
> forests, cities, mountains, to deserts. FH2 was kind of just the same environment spread out.

Yeah I can see it ultimately as an advantage to stay in 1 area and do more all at once, it's just clearly a different feel. FH2 felt more like an never ending roadtrip, sort of like you described, FH3 is more a massive collection of stuff to do. I have found that I end up staying in 1 region more b/c there's more to do, vs. partially being forced to go elsewhere like FH2 did. I also agree that 3 feels more diverse vs. 2 and having the desert and beach and forest are all nice. It really is a great game, no doubts there. I think once I get deeper into it I'll enjoy it more, especially since I was sort of comparing the effective 'end game' of 2 vs. only a fraction of the way into 3.

I guess it almost feels like an overload of things to do, which ultimately is a great thing, but can be a little overwhelming and frustrating when you pick a random race event to try, but don't yet have a vehicle to race with... so you need to pick another or just buy one on the spot, or head back to a hub, pick one and customize it a little... then try to remember what race you bought it for and return. I guess I just get the sense that the game is so packed with stuff it's harder to focus on beating championships or taking a set path through the game. But 2 had almost too much of the opposite issue, it forced the roadtrip in your face so much you got annoyed that you couldn't stay in 1 region and knock out 3, 4, 10 series - granted that would get boring as most regions really only had like 5-8 racetracks and each series was at least 3-4 races, so you ended up repeating courses a LOT. I got to nearly level 200 and beat over 50 series in 2 before I basically got bored. It does seem like 3 has a LOT more tracks and variety, such that I don't expect to get bored any time soon.


tonymack21
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 450 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Has Written 3 Reviews
22-Feb-2018(#278)
my first game pass game that ive given a try thanks to game pass that i didn't want to buy because i knew i wouldn't play it much is NBA Playgrounds. i was hoping for NBA Jam TE basically but shiny current gen polish, but i don't think this is gonna do it for me, i don't like the idea of spending time on players i don't care about just to MAYBE get some that i do, and the controls feel funny, ive yet to hit a single shot in three games and my guys miss 9 of 10 dunks and layups before i found the shot meter setting i had somehow turned that off.
it could be alright for times when i only have a few minutes to sit and play and dont have time to fire up whatever rpg im working on, if i could have Iverson or magic or some of the older players i care a little more about. it also feels like the computer cheats when it wants to the way nba jam did so there is that comparison lol

six
Triple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
22-Feb-2018(#279)
I'm not digging playgrounds either I hate that shots depend on where you stop the bar. I also hate that you have to unlock teams let me just be the bulls! I did get Wwe 2k17 from gamepass and it's alright I like universe mode but I feel like they pull features every year :(

dustin11
Double Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
22-Feb-2018(#280)
TalonJedi87 wrote:
> I can't even tell sometimes if I'm signed in on Xbox Live unless
> I switch to the Store tab and it let's me see the items for sale. I always hope with
> a future update that they continue to keep cleaning up the dashboard to make it more
> accessible and more organized.

You can see if you're logged on by looking at the top left corner of the screen while on the home page. Your profile name flashes on and off every few seconds. If you're not logged in it will say something along the lines of "Press "X" to Log On".
TalonJedi87
Double Gold Good Trader Has Written 3 Reviews This user is on the site NOW (6 minutes ago)
* 22-Feb-2018(#281)
dustin11 wrote:
> TalonJedi87 wrote:
>> I can't even tell sometimes if I'm signed in on Xbox Live unless
>> I switch to the Store tab and it let's me see the items for sale. I always hope
> with
>> a future update that they continue to keep cleaning up the dashboard to make it
> more
>> accessible and more organized.
>
> You can see if you're logged on by looking at the top left corner of the screen while
> on the home page. Your profile name flashes on and off every few seconds. If you're
> not logged in it will say something along the lines of "Press "X" to Log On".

Ah okay. I'll look for that sign in the upper left corner then next time I boot up. Thanks for the tip. Sometimes while I am on the home page it will say connect to Xbox Live, but that is at the bottom of the page and I have to scroll down to notice it. I notice this happens to me more so at times if I have my power settings saved to "Instant On" as opposed to "Power Saver" mode.
SilverOwl
Quadruple Gold Good Trader
22-Feb-2018(#282)
How can I tell if I have downloaded the X enhanced games patches? I put the disc in for dishonored 2 and it didn't ask me to download anything, but when I put in the disc for fallout 4 it is having me download the huge patch for it.
So my question is how would I know or tell that I already have the 4k updates?
six
Triple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
22-Feb-2018(#283)
do you have 4k patches enabled?

SilverOwl
Quadruple Gold Good Trader
22-Feb-2018(#284)
six wrote:
> do you have 4k patches enabled?
>
>

On my one s, I found the spot to enable or disable 4k patches. But on the X, that option isn't even there. So I'm assuming it's automatically enabled for 4k patches.
six
Triple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
22-Feb-2018(#285)
SilverOwl wrote:
> six wrote:
>> do you have 4k patches enabled?
>>
>>
>
> On my one s, I found the spot to enable or disable 4k patches. But on the X, that
> option isn't even there. So I'm assuming it's automatically enabled for 4k patches.
>
Oh you got the one x then you its enabled already, if you hit like the menu and select button at the same time I think it will tell you if its One X enchanced already

SilverOwl
Quadruple Gold Good Trader
22-Feb-2018(#286)
six wrote:
> SilverOwl wrote:
>> six wrote:
> |>> do you have 4k patches enabled?
> |>>
> |>>
>>
>> On my one s, I found the spot to enable or disable 4k patches. But on the X, that
>> option isn't even there. So I'm assuming it's automatically enabled for 4k patches.
>>
> Oh you got the one x then you its enabled already, if you hit like the menu and select
> button at the same time I think it will tell you if its One X enchanced already
>
>

Also, i looked it up and it says that on x enhanced games, when starting them for the first time on the X, if you previously didn't download 4k patch, it will have u do it then.
So I'm going thru all 15 of the x enhanced games I have downloaded, and some, like Madden 18, dishonored 2, la noire, and the hunter call of the wild didn't have me download anything extra. But other ones are.
And even tho dishonored 2 didn't have me download anything, I can totally tell it's enhanced. Way better lighting effects, and the enemies faces and arms are way more detailed, even on the same 1080p tv I have been using. It crazy how more sweet just D2 looks and plays better.
We going to hook the 4k tv up tomorrow, just didn't feel like doing it tonight
dustin11
Double Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
22-Feb-2018(#287)
Just you wait until you see HDR at 4k for the first time. Its pretty incredible.
TalonJedi87
Double Gold Good Trader Has Written 3 Reviews This user is on the site NOW (6 minutes ago)
23-Feb-2018(#288)
One more patch and I think I will finally be able to play this hopefully without much of the aggravation I've seen in the past forum posts:

https://www.xboxachievements.com/news/news-29244-K...
tonymack21
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 450 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Has Written 3 Reviews
23-Feb-2018(#289)
ya im waiting til they get it patched up and ill be excited to get back to it, i love the premise and the idea. it needed more polish on console and the systems adapted to fit a controller. once they get lockpicking fixed i'll be back

TalonJedi87
Double Gold Good Trader Has Written 3 Reviews This user is on the site NOW (6 minutes ago)
23-Feb-2018(#290)
Say whaaaaaaaaat!? Love me some Turok!

https://www.xboxachievements.com/news/news-29249-T...
dustin11
Double Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
23-Feb-2018(#291)
TalonJedi87 wrote:
> Say whaaaaaaaaat!? Love me some Turok!
>

I know what I'm playing next week. I've been waiting for T2 to be released for like 2 years now.
six
Triple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
23-Feb-2018(#292)

Anyone in the sea of thieves beta ? Anyone down to play later!?
dustin11
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23-Feb-2018(#293)
Looks like Rise of the Tomb Raider is coming to Game Pass next month. More games will be announced next week.
Clown
GameTZ Subscriber 700 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (7)
23-Feb-2018(#294)
six wrote:
>
> Anyone in the sea of thieves beta ? Anyone down to play later!?
>

Is the beta back on?
dustin11
Double Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
23-Feb-2018(#295)
I think they are (or were) going to do a stress test on their servers.
Clown
GameTZ Subscriber 700 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (7)
23-Feb-2018(#296)
dustin11 wrote:
> I think they are (or were) going to do a stress test on their servers.

Yea i checked to see and its live right now and ends sometime Sunday.

Anyone have a unused closed beta code they would sell. One of my friends never got a code.

Checked on ebay and there is none.
SilverOwl
Quadruple Gold Good Trader
23-Feb-2018(#297)
Bat wrote:
> dustin11 wrote:
>> I think they are (or were) going to do a stress test on their servers.
>
> Yea i checked to see and its live right now and ends sometime Sunday.
>
> Anyone have a unused closed beta code they would sell. One of my friends never got
> a code.
>
> Checked on ebay and there is none.

I never got a code. I am a xbox insider and I signed up for the beta, for the last one they had, and I got a message from xbox today reminding me of a new beta run starting. But I never got a code
Finn
GameTZ Gold Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Canada
24-Feb-2018(#298)

Still kinda cheesed that the One X does not have 4k pass through. Seems like a big miss. Also why the hell dont we have UDH movies to by or rent on live? Argh.

Can't wait to try Dead of thieves though.






dustin11
Double Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
* 24-Feb-2018(#299)
I can rent UHD movies, there's 196 of them
dustin11
Double Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
24-Feb-2018(#300)
You can buy them too. Go to any movie, press right twice to select the resolution drop down, and select UHD. Most newer movies have the option to rent or buy UHD.
Finn
GameTZ Gold Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Canada
24-Feb-2018(#301)
Not an option here. I can on Google Play... Absolutely no option for the Canadian store.




dustin11
Double Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
24-Feb-2018(#302)
Canadian XBL is different than USA's?
Finn
GameTZ Gold Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Canada
24-Feb-2018(#303)
Apparently, blows my mind that my only option is Google Play.



dustin11
Double Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
24-Feb-2018(#304)
I wonder if you could switch your profile to the US and download UHD movies. I switched my profile over to Japanese once to download Zoo Tycoon when it was on their GwG .
Finn
GameTZ Gold Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Canada
24-Feb-2018(#305)
Maybe, the currency conversion will kill me lol


All I want is to watch Warcraft and Pacific Rim in 4k... Ink is crapty movies but I just need to.



dustin11
Double Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
24-Feb-2018(#306)
I think they're only like $6/ea for UHD
Anxiouz
850 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
26-Feb-2018(#307)
Finn wrote:
>
> Still kinda cheesed that the One X does not have 4k pass through. Seems like a big
> miss.

Wow, I didn't know this. Seems like that was trivial for the X1S to have...why would they remove it?
dustin11
Double Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
26-Feb-2018(#308)
I don't think X1S ever had it as, to my knowledge, no version of X1 has ever supported 4k pass through.
Ryan
550 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
26-Feb-2018(#309)
New game pass games for March!

Xbox One

Dovetail Games Euro Fishing
OXENFREE
Resident Evil Revelations 2
Rise of the Tomb Raider
Sea of Thieves
Super Lucky's Tale
The Final Station

Xbox 360
Sonic CD
dustin11
Double Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
26-Feb-2018(#310)
Super Lucky's Tale was a pretty good platformer. It was very basic, but it reminded me a lot of a platformer from the N64 era. I had a blast getting all 1000 achievements for it.
SilverOwl
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26-Feb-2018(#311)
I might redeem the free month of game pass I got. Been wanting to try Lucky's tale and heard rise looked nice on X
tonymack21
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26-Feb-2018(#312)
that's pretty decent, i have rise of the tomb raider and oxenfree but will probably give several of those a look especially sea of thieves

dustin11
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26-Feb-2018(#313)
I have Oxenfree, RottR and SLT. I kind of wish that these games didn't have a bunch of DLC which increases their total available achievements to ~2000 though. Kind of sucks getting everything in the game and then seeing that 50% completion next to the game on your achievement list.

Definitely hyped for SoT too. Looks like a bunch of fun and all my friends are also getting it via gamepass, so there shouldn't be an issue getting a decent sized crew together.
Finn
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26-Feb-2018(#314)
Anxiouz wrote:
> Finn wrote:
>>
>> Still kinda cheesed that the One X does not have 4k pass through. Seems like a
> big
>> miss.
>
> Wow, I didn't know this. Seems like that was trivial for the X1S to have...why would
> they remove it?



I read something awhile back saying it would, but I guess my fault for not following it up. Oh well I suppose. Would have been nice to have my Pro hooked up through the X1X. Seems like kinda of a odd move considering what MS wants to do and that the X1X is a "4k" console.

Anxiouz
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26-Feb-2018(#315)
dustin11 wrote:
> I don't think X1S ever had it as, to my knowledge, no version of X1 has ever supported
> 4k pass through.

There's a dude on youtube (who is never negative about anything so I don't watch him) and he sends his PS4 feed through his X1S to get some free upscaling. After seeing that I poked around and many people are doing the same.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fST4WFkbfnk
dustin11
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26-Feb-2018(#316)
Upscaling possibly, since the X1's upscaler is better than the PS4s, but I would surprised if it jumps from 1080p to native 4k.
DiamondDave
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* 27-Feb-2018(#317)
Well, obviously not, that's not what upscaling does. Native 4K output means it's literally outputting in 4K, not taking 1080p output and scaling up. Remember kids, upscaling is fake news. Checkerboard rendering is ALSO fake news!
dustin11
Double Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
27-Feb-2018(#318)
Kind of what I was saying, that upscaling a 1080p signal doesn't mean its going to end up as 4k.
Luminous
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27-Feb-2018(#319)
Is anyone getting the new Duke? I want it, but I know I won't use it much. I pulled out my old duke to play some Halo 2 campaign and it is awkward. Especially when we have bumpers on the 360 and One.

https://www.gamestop.com/xbox-one/accessories/hype...

oneluckybullet
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27-Feb-2018(#320)
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