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Topic   Xbox Series X/S Discussion Thread Microsoft Xbox Series X|S

bluemetal04
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18-Jul-2020(#1)
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Might as well get it started. Who's looking forward to it? I personally think that it could beat PS5, that is if they don't screw up. They need a basic UI, more first party titles, and focus only on gaming. They own the license to Rare games, we need to see new Conkers, Perfect Dark, Banjo Kazooie, etc. They did alright with Killer Instinct, I'll give them that, but they're sitting on a lot of games that needs remade, remastered, and sequels.
As far as I know, it's slightly more powerful than the PS5, which isn't a big deal. But what is a big deal is that it will come with more storage. XBSX will have 1TB, which I admit, is not much by today's standards. The PS5 will have 825GB, which is ridiculous. I'm guessing that the next gen games will be around 100gb or more in size on average. If that is the case, I expect the discs will be on 4k UHD blu-rays.
Feeb
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* 28-Oct(#2)
I have not played CoD since the OG MW remaster / make. It's a crap game.
longhornsk57
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28-Oct(#3)
Anxiouz wrote:
> Would you be willing to pay $4 a month if they added COD?

Definitely.

MW, Cold War, Vanguard, and MW2 all great games.
3hitcombo
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29-Oct(#4)
Someone complaining about the gamepass library but would rather have the COD collection on there??? Um.....yeah....gamepass isn't for you.....not sure video games even are.....

benstylus
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29-Oct(#5)
3hitcombo wrote:
> Someone complaining about the gamepass library but would rather have the COD collection
> on there??? Um.....yeah....gamepass isn't for you.....not sure video games even are.....

Because liking one of the most popular video game franchises of all time disqualifies you from being a gamer?

In that case can I decide that anyone who has ever played a Dark Souls style game isn't a real gamer? Better yet, anyone who has ever mentioned one, looked at one, or even read the title of one. Time to hang up your controller and turn in your gamer card, everyone who read this post. It's knitting for you from here on out. (Crocheting will also be accepted.)

MrBean
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29-Oct(#6)
I'll take an aphgan!
longhornsk57
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29-Oct(#7)
3hitcombo wrote:
> Someone complaining about the gamepass library but would rather have the COD collection
> on there??? Um.....yeah....gamepass isn't for you.....not sure video games even are.....
>
>

Ok cool bro, I guess I'll stop playing video games then. Guess you're a REAL gamer who knows real gamer things.
Feeb
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29-Oct(#8)
This is a very inspiring thread. Easily the best.
3hitcombo
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* 29-Oct(#9)
No one said "real gamer" y'all are funny. I said "video games" as in more than one video game.....

longhornsk57
Quadruple Gold Good Trader
29-Oct(#10)
3hitcombo wrote:
> No one said "real gamer" y'all are funny. I said "video games" as in more than one
> video game.....
>
>

You said you're not sure video games are even for me because I like CoD. If ever there was a horrible gatekeeping comment ever... The irony is more someone trying to be a video game elitist on an XBOX thread of all places, you know the one system that is just known for superlative video game truthers...
ErickRPG
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29-Oct(#11)
funny someone brought up COD as I am busting my 360 out and plan to get the disc versions of several 360 CODs. Many of them rate 84%-88%. Can't wait to play some of the ones I hadn't played yet, and they are all super cheap now.

3hitcombo
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29-Oct(#12)
longhornsk57 wrote:
> 3hitcombo wrote:
>> No one said "real gamer" y'all are funny. I said "video games" as in more than
> one
>> video game.....
>>
>>
>
> You said you're not sure video games are even for me because I like CoD. If ever
> there was a horrible gatekeeping comment ever... The irony is more someone trying
> to be a video game elitist on an XBOX thread of all places, you know the one system
> that is just known for superlative video game truthers...

I was saying COD players just like COD....I'm not gate keeping anything. I apologize for hurting anyone with my insensitive joke towards COD players.


Kommie
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29-Oct(#13)
People who play CoD are usually also the same people who also buy the yearly Madden stuff as well. And they tend to only play those two series, and that's it.
3hitcombo
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29-Oct(#14)
Kommie wrote:
> People who play CoD are usually also the same people who also buy the yearly Madden
> stuff as well. And they tend to only play those two series, and that's it.

The joke isn't funny if you have to explain it though 😭😭😭😭 guess it's back to the day job....


longhornsk57
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* 29-Oct(#15)
Hell ya dude Madden rules!

if GamePass had madden 23 I'd easily pay $4.25 per month for it.
Slickriven
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29-Oct(#16)
I was skeptical about GP initially as I already had too dang many games on Xbox when they came out with the $1 sign up deal. I had been a longtime Gold sub, so I bought 2 more years of Gold and gave it a go. After it ran out in Feb I bought 3x years and it cost me a little under $120 with the $15 for the first month.
So in the just over 3 years total I've had it I've beat over 24 games from the service, put several days worth of time into both Forza Horizon 4 and 5, and tried out a lot of other titles - some that I thought I might like, could have bought, but just didn't like and others that I wouldn't have otherwise considered and ended up loving and often beating them.
For me it's been completely worth the $3+ per month that I've paid, especially since I would've paid basically that much anyhow, for just Gold. The biggest issue I've found is having too many games to choose from, and not playing the games I purchased as much as I tend to prioritize GP games.

ErickRPG
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29-Oct(#17)
I don't like madden but I love a good FPS campaign on the xbox controller, and there were def some great ones.

longhornsk57
Quadruple Gold Good Trader
29-Oct(#18)
Ya DOOM and Eternal were amazing. The CoD campaigns were all good. I'm still due to play Halo infinite but i think the campaign looks pretty good.
SwiftJAB
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30-Oct(#19)
To each his own, but I personally find a lot of value out of GPU. Outside of the broad selection of games, you have the additional 1500+ in MS Rewards you can earn, cloud gaming which is handy while traveling or can save a ton of time if you're trying out a game before downloading, the occasional perk that brings some added value, and discounts on some digital purchases. I can see it not being for everyone, especially people who want to build up physical libraries or need to have the newest 3rd party games on release day.

DarkFact
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30-Oct(#20)
Nope, it's only okay at $3 a month.
longhornsk57
Quadruple Gold Good Trader
30-Oct(#21)
DarkFact wrote:
> Nope, it's only okay at $3 a month.
. agreed
benstylus
GameTZ Gold Subscriber GameTZ Full Moderator 550 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (9) Has Written 26 Reviews
30-Oct(#22)
Y'all are cheap SOBs.



MrBean
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30-Oct(#23)
DarkFact wrote:
> Nope, it's only okay at $3 a month.

I'll counter and say it's amazing at $0 a month. I've only used it for like three games so far. Hoping to find more value in it as my kids get older.
longhornsk57
Quadruple Gold Good Trader
* 30-Oct(#24)
benstylus wrote:
> Y'all are cheap SOBs.
>

Meh, i spend on what's worth spending on
Feeb
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30-Oct(#25)
I don't have time to experiment. I did that years ago.
ErickRPG
GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
31-Oct(#26)
I'm definitely not cheap. I just spent $230 for 4 mint complete PlayStation games. Not to mention the other several hundred I've been splurging on old games recently.

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benstylus
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* 31-Oct(#27)
Yoy can be cheap in one area and still overspend in another.

I was saying people are cheap if they dont feel GP is "worth it" at $3 a month. Whether or not they actually spend the money on it is a different thing entirely, but I find it hard to believe that most people here don't do something stupid with more than $3 of their money at least once a month.

I don't buy everything that is a value for its price. There are tons of things, gaming and otherwise, that are a great value and I don't have the money or the space to buy all of them, nor do I have the time or desire to buy them to flip.

Finn
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31-Oct(#28)
I don't find GP to be worth it this year.... Next year stands a much better shot IMO. Assuming I still have an Xbox then I will probably re sub.

Anxiouz
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31-Oct(#29)
Beat Plague Tale Requiem last night. I liked the overall story quite a bit but the actual game and gameplay were not as fun as the first game. I knocked the difficulty down to "Narrative" for a few sequences and even then I still died 10+ times in a row because the game only expects you to take a very specific sequence of actions to proceed. Super lame.

FWIW I did play it on GP and that "saved" me $60. I loved the first one and would have certainly bought this otherwise.
Simon_Belmont
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31-Oct(#30)
Anxiouz wrote:
> Beat Plague Tale Requiem last night. I liked the overall story quite a bit but the
> actual game and gameplay were not as fun as the first game. I knocked the difficulty
> down to "Narrative" for a few sequences and even then I still died 10+ times in a
> row because the game only expects you to take a very specific sequence of actions
> to proceed. Super lame.
>
> FWIW I did play it on GP and that "saved" me $60. I loved the first one and would
> have certainly bought this otherwise.

Man that's weird because Longhorn said Gamepass doesn't have any AAA new games on it.
longhornsk57
Quadruple Gold Good Trader
31-Oct(#31)
Ya guess y'all "got" me real good.
Finn
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2-Nov(#32)
3hitcombo wrote:
> longhornsk57 wrote:
>> 3hitcombo wrote:
> |>> No one said "real gamer" y'all are funny. I said "video games" as in more than
>> one
> |>> video game.....
> |>>
> |>>
>>
>> You said you're not sure video games are even for me because I like CoD. If ever
>> there was a horrible gatekeeping comment ever... The irony is more someone trying
>> to be a video game elitist on an XBOX thread of all places, you know the one system
>> that is just known for superlative video game truthers...
>
> I was saying COD players just like COD....I'm not gate keeping anything. I apologize
> for hurting anyone with my insensitive joke towards COD players.
>
>
>

I would tend to agree, when it comes to COD players the only game they buy is whatever COD game is out that year. I have a few friends that only play COD and that's why they have an Xbox, same with a number that only have a PlayStation for COD and nothing else. You look on there shelves and it's 95% COD with Madden or NHL sprinkled in.

My brother is an example of this, he has a group of 15-20 people he has been playing COD with for 10+ years and that's all they play. I was shocked my Brother loaded up GT7 and played the hell out of that for awhile. Though I don't think he cared for Vanguard.




PizzaTheHutt
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2-Nov(#33)
I used to rag on people that only play CoD or Madden and still call themselves gamers (one of my nephews was like that), as if being a gamer is anything to boast about. Now I don't give a crap what other people are playing. There are housewives that only play The Sims and children that only play Minecraft, Roblox or Fortnite. Don't lose sleep over it.

Kommie
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2-Nov(#34)
There are fully grown adults with no kids who only play games aimed at kids. Fudging weird bro, but you do you.
Simon_Belmont
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* 4-Nov(#35)
GPU just added Gunfire Reborn and it's AMAZING. Combines so many genres into a fun, funny, great looking shooter with RPG and rogue-lite elements. It's one of those games where you can play a level on your lunch break or sink 3 hours in one sitting (like i did last night, lol). The leveling up system reminds me of Rogue Legacy.

I've been playing Phantom Abyss A LOT, my fiance has gotten into it too. It's extremely hard the first couple of tries, but then you kind of get your groove. I love the whole idea of the game.

I just installed Ghost Song, i'm going to start it tonight. Its supposed to be like a Dark Souls style Metroidvania mashup with gorgeous "ori" style graphics.

Has anyone played SCORN yet? It looks great, visually and people are really giving it good reviews and comparing to a hellish, modern day version of Myst/Riven. I just can't stand adventure games that don't give you at least a little help with the puzzles. I basically just need my brother to come over and he'll help me with the puzzles and i'll help him with the FPS segments and we'll just enjoy the game together.
Bleed_DukeBlue
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* 4-Nov(#36)
Hey! Let me know if you want to play Gunfire Reborn. I've been playing it every night. Great game. I'm up to around level 70. DukeTrueBlue on Xbox.

Simon_Belmont wrote:
> GPU just added Gunfire Reborn and it's AMAZING. Combines so many genres into a fun,
> funny, great looking shooter with RPG and rogue-lite elements. It's one of those
> games where you can play a level on your lunch break of sink 3 hours in one sitting
> (like i did last night, lol). The leveling up system reminds me of Rogue Legacy.
> I've been playing Phantom Abyss A LOT, my fiance has gotten into it too. It's extremely
> hard the first couple of tries, but then you kind of get your groove. I love the
> whole idea of the game.
> I just installed Ghost Song, i'm going to start it tonight. Its supposed to be like
> a Dark Souls style Metroidvania mashup with gorgeous "ori" style graphics.
>
> Has anyone played SCORN yet? It looks great, visually and people are really giving
> it good reviews and comparing to a hellish, modern day version of Myst/Riven. I just
> can't stand adventure games that don't give you at least a little help with the puzzles.
> I basically just need my brother to come over and he'll help me with the puzzles
> and i'll help him with the FPS segments and we'll just enjoy the game together.
Simon_Belmont
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4-Nov(#37)
Also (other than COD Vanguard and Black Ops 2), i've put hundreds of hours into every COD game since COD4: Modern Warfare. I think at last glance, i put over 450 hours into Cold War and i still play it on the regular. I'm not one of those "Call of Duty" guys. I see it as a good stress reliever and usually the campaign is decent. I really liked the campaign in Vanguard, it got open world in some segments and the story was great. The MP was very lacking or i just wasn't good at it, i don't know. It left me frustrated.
I'm gonna wait til MWII goes down to $40 or lower and i'll pick it up. I'm excited for the story continuation from MW 2019.
It gets a lot of crap, but Infinite Warfare (with the jetpacks and the wall running and sliding) was very entertaining and extremely enjoyable to play. It was just FUN. I'm always up for a goofy science fiction shooter and it hit the nail on the head, plus the zombie mode for Infinite was amazing and extremely well designed.
Simon_Belmont
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4-Nov(#38)
Bleed_DukeBlue wrote:
> Hey! Let me know if you want to play Gunfire Reborn. I've been playing it every
> night. Great game. I'm up to around level 70. DukeTrueBlue on Xbox.
>

Oh dude! fudge yeah! I haven't played it with anyone else yet. I'll add you when i get home from the bonfire tonight.
Awesome man
Simon_Belmont
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4-Nov(#39)
Kommie wrote:
> There are fully grown adults with no kids who only play games aimed at kids. Fudging
> weird bro, but you do you.

Not trolling at all, but other than the obvious (like Paw Patrol and Ryan's Racers), what games are ONLY aimed at kids nowadays?
Also the Paw Patrol cart racing game is surprisingly decent and fun. Ive been playing it with my niece. Its no Mario Kart, but's its definitely on the same level as the classic Nicktunes Kart racer.
Finn
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4-Nov(#40)
Simon_Belmont wrote:
> Also (other than COD Vanguard and Black Ops 2), i've put hundreds of hours into every
> COD game since COD4: Modern Warfare. I think at last glance, i put over 450 hours
> into Cold War and i still play it on the regular. I'm not one of those "Call of Duty"
> guys. I see it as a good stress reliever and usually the campaign is decent. I really
> liked the campaign in Vanguard, it got open world in some segments and the story
> was great. The MP was very lacking or i just wasn't good at it, i don't know. It
> left me frustrated.
> I'm gonna wait til MWII goes down to $40 or lower and i'll pick it up. I'm excited
> for the story continuation from MW 2019.
> It gets a lot of crap, but Infinite Warfare (with the jetpacks and the wall running
> and sliding) was very entertaining and extremely enjoyable to play. It was just FUN.
> I'm always up for a goofy science fiction shooter and it hit the nail on the head,
> plus the zombie mode for Infinite was amazing and extremely well designed.

COD WWII was my fav, but Cold War is right up there I loved the campaign! MW 2019 was also top notch! Vanguard has been my only real recent disappointment. I Would really love another WW2 game like COD WWII though...










Simon_Belmont
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4-Nov(#41)
Try to go back play the older ones. I realized that i skipped COD 3 which was a 360 launch title. The campaign is FANTASTIC.
I liked the storyline on Vanguard that it was mostly rescue missions and sabotage and espionage (like Cold War) and not huge battles like other WW2 era games.
And yeah, the storyline for COD WWII was great, really well done.
Oh man, you're making me want to replay the campaign for MW 2019, that torture scene was NUTS.
PizzaTheHutt
GameTZ Subscriber Gold Good Trader Has Written 3 Reviews
4-Nov(#42)
Finn wrote:
> I Would really love another WW2 game like COD WWII though...


That's actually amusing to me. Remember when COD 4 released and a lot of the hype around it was because they're finally moving on from WWII? And then the following year all the disappointment because Treyarch's COD game was back to WWII?

I'm out of the loop because the last "new" COD game I played was Black Ops 2 on Wii U, but the disc was scratched so when I'd beat the 2nd or 3rd level of campaign it always froze at the same spot during the cutscene and so I never finished it and haven't played one since. I would like to give that game another chance and actually finish it, but looking on Steam and they still are charging $60 for Black Ops 2, and it's a decade old now!

I do have a few of the games from PS+ though, so maybe I'll give them a chance. The only games I actually bought were the Modern Warfare trilogy on Xbox 360. Once the core of Infinity Ward pretty much died and it basically became Treyarch's series, I lost interest in it (just like I did with Halo and Gears of War when those IP got handed over to new studios).
longhornsk57
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4-Nov(#43)
Cold war had the Best all time zombies.
Kommie
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4-Nov(#44)
Just did the $80 trick for Gamepass this morning. Will actually play some XsX now.
Simon_Belmont
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4-Nov(#45)
Yeah mine expires in 2 days. I have to wait for mine to expire and then I'll do the trick.
Or I'll do the doritos free month, then the $80 trick.
razeak
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4-Nov(#46)
I like GPU. I have xbox series x and pc and 4 kids, so it works out. Metal: Hellsinger was a lot of fun.

Anxiouz
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* 4-Nov(#47)
Simon_Belmont wrote:
> Has anyone played SCORN yet? It looks great, visually and people are really giving
> it good reviews and comparing to a hellish, modern day version of Myst/Riven. I just
> can't stand adventure games that don't give you at least a little help with the puzzles.
> I basically just need my brother to come over and he'll help me with the puzzles
> and i'll help him with the FPS segments and we'll just enjoy the game together.

Yes, I kinda rant on it a bit in this topic: https://gametz.com/VideoGame_Discussion/scorn--616...

It isn't an FPS. There is technically "combat" but your gun is primarily used as a key for puzzles or for very specific zones where there are creatures. Ammo is super scarce and combat is horrible though. It's a puzzle game and there is A LOT of wandering around trying to figure out what to do next. Two people figuring out the puzzles will prob help, but I think you'll both be bored doing so. But yeah, it's absolutely gorgeous.

Simon_Belmont
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4-Nov(#48)
Anxiouz wrote:
> Simon_Belmont wrote:
>> Has anyone played SCORN yet? It looks great, visually and people are really giving
>> it good reviews and comparing to a hellish, modern day version of Myst/Riven.
> I just
>> can't stand adventure games that don't give you at least a little help with the
> puzzles.
>> I basically just need my brother to come over and he'll help me with the puzzles
>> and i'll help him with the FPS segments and we'll just enjoy the game together.
>
> Yes, I kinda rant on it a bit in this topic: https://gametz.com/VideoGame_Discussion/scorn--616...
>
> It isn't an FPS. There is technically "combat" but your gun is primarily used as
> a key for puzzles or for very specific zones where there are creatures. Ammo is
> super scarce and combat is horrible though. It's a puzzle game and there is A LOT
> of wandering around trying to figure out what to do next. Two people figuring out
> the puzzles will prob help, but I think you'll both be bored doing so. But yeah,
> it's absolutely gorgeous.
>
>

Yeah i figured it was a hellscape walking simulator, i knew it wasn't a shooter.
Guess i'll get weird and enjoy the visuals.
Anxiouz
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4-Nov(#49)
If you have GP it's worth playing the first Act. But the longer you play the less it keeps your interest. I'm in Act 4 (of 5) and decided to just abandon it. It feels like I'm wasting my time even though I am super interested in seeing what's next.
Kommie
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4-Nov(#50)
Scorn is on my list to play soon
Slickriven
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4-Nov(#51)
I'll be interested to hear your take on Scorn if you play it @Kommie - from what I've heard about it's gameplay and how I think I know you feel towards games of similar veins, I'm curious if you like it or hate it based on a few factors.

Kommie
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5-Nov(#52)
Slickriven wrote:
> I'll be interested to hear your take on Scorn if you play it @Kommie - from what
> I've heard about it's gameplay and how I think I know you feel towards games of similar
> veins, I'm curious if you like it or hate it based on a few factors.
>
>

I'll let you know once I play it. I plan to do it next once I beat the RE3 Remake. At 6 hours Scorn can't be that awful. Walking Sims should never be too long.
Kommie
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5-Nov(#53)
I'm fine with walking simulators, they just have to be a reasonable length. 2-10 hours is fine. 50+ like Death Stranding, fudge that crap. Just watch a TV show at that point.
Simon_Belmont
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5-Nov(#54)
Death stranding sounds super interesting on paper, but i have NO INTEREST in playing it haha. It looks gorgeous and i completely get why people dig it.
What Remains of Edith Finch was great and that recent Highway 67 (or whatever) was fantastic. I want to give it another playthrough to see what parts are randomized.
3hitcombo
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5-Nov(#55)
This is funny to me because I love watching my girlfriend play death stranding because it's pretty. But I never wanna touch the controller. She'll ask me ever try something and I literally won't touch the thing. Walking from place to place is literally one of my least favorite things in gaming. Like I remember hating borderlands because of it. But also I favor fighting games over everything so I can tell today when a game is definitely not for me 🤣

Simon_Belmont
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5-Nov(#56)
3hitcombo wrote:
> This is funny to me because I love watching my girlfriend play death stranding because
> it's pretty. But I never wanna touch the controller. She'll ask me ever try something
> and I literally won't touch the thing. Walking from place to place is literally one
> of my least favorite things in gaming. Like I remember hating borderlands because
> of it. But also I favor fighting games over everything so I can tell today when a
> game is definitely not for me 🤣
>
>

Hey we have something in common! Maybe finally we can be tight, lol.
Simon_Belmont
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5-Nov(#57)
And i'm being sincere, i dont hold grudges on websites, its old, i'm too old.
3hitcombo
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5-Nov(#58)
Simon_Belmont wrote:
> And i'm being sincere, i dont hold grudges on websites, its old, i'm too old.

Did you just bring up a decade long grudge? 🤣


3hitcombo
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6-Nov(#59)
Hey hey! For all those fans of Xbox rewards for searching on bing and stuff they now do an auto redeem got 1-month of gamepass ultimate now for 10,500 points a month. So essentially now you can get gamepass just for searching on bing and doing their daily tasks and whatnot. Which I was already doing for the $10 a month gift card. Apparently you can only auto redeem one thing a month so idk had to turn off the gift card unfortunately, but this makes Gamepass so much more worth it to me now. Was already paying for $10 gift cards at GameStop each month anyhow

SwiftJAB
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader
6-Nov(#60)
Glad to see they're expanding the auto redeem discount to something that makes more sense.

longhornsk57
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6-Nov(#61)
They'd have to pay me a lot more than $10 per month to use that crappy search engine.
3hitcombo
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6-Nov(#62)
longhornsk57 wrote:
> They'd have to pay me a lot more than $10 per month to use that crappy search engine.
Idk, the bing app on my phone is pretty easy. And I got a lot of games from my wishlist for free during sales

Feeb
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
6-Nov(#63)
You gotta be able to spell to search. I can see his issue.
longhornsk57
Quadruple Gold Good Trader
6-Nov(#64)
Feeb wrote:
> You gotta be able to spell to search. I can see his issue.

Looks like the 3rd grade puerile insults have leaked out of the liberal circle jerk threads again with this hilarious zinger.
PizzaTheHutt
GameTZ Subscriber Gold Good Trader Has Written 3 Reviews
6-Nov(#65)
Outside of this thread I've never seen anyone admit to using Bing. At least you get something out of it though.

Feeb
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6-Nov(#66)
PizzaTheHutt wrote:
> Outside of this thread I've never seen anyone admit to using Bing. At least you get
> something out of it though.
>
>

I don't use Bing and have never. I just think it's injustice that the internet is gated by a middle school level spelling test. That's indoctrination.
benstylus
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* 6-Nov(#67)
PizzaTheHutt wrote:
> Outside of this thread I've never seen anyone admit to using Bing. At least you get
> something out of it though.

LOL now i have a mental image of closet Bing users.

"Hey, honey - I'm doing some Amazon shopping for Christmas and accidentally closed a tab... is there a way to re-open it?"

"Uh, yeah, you just click on the History button and it should show you the last few pages you were on, you can find it there. Wait, which computer are you on?"

"Thanks! I'm on your laptop. So History..."

"Wait, I"

click

"HONEY, WE NEED TO TALK RIGHT NOW."

I can explain!

"Do you take me for a fool? All these years together and you never told me you sometimes used Bing? That's it, I'm finding a divorce lawyer."

keystroke sounds as they type divorce lawyer into the address bar.

"It's even your default search engine? I thought I knew you! I'm sorry but... this is for the best."

gunshot sound

PizzaTheHutt
GameTZ Subscriber Gold Good Trader Has Written 3 Reviews
6-Nov(#68)
One thing I used to think was so very cringe was how Jimmy Fallon would try so hard to promote Bing (I guess MS and NBC were doing some partnership? I dunno the details) but it's like he kept forcing that word "Bing" as if he wanted all viewers as well to replace "Google" from their vocabulary with Bing just because he was getting paid to do so.

This had to have been a decade or more ago because I stopped watching any of the late night talk shows on NBC after the way they handled the Conan situation (plus Fallon is trash anyway).
longhornsk57
Quadruple Gold Good Trader
6-Nov(#69)
Ya Bing is just one of those things that never took off. It's not very good and doesn't give me basic results half the time like Google, DDG, and Brave serve up. I think it's funny they have to bribe people to use it and it's still not being used.

I keep thinking they'll kill it for good like their horrible windows phones but i guess they're still going to try to keep it going for a little while.
3hitcombo
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7-Nov(#70)

Ok....like I don't use it to actually search for anything 🤣🤣 I do it for the free money. You can literally spam a letter and then just take one away each search. It's literally seconds of my day whenever I do think to do it.


longhornsk57
Quadruple Gold Good Trader
7-Nov(#71)
3hitcombo wrote:
>
> Ok....like I don't use it to actually search for anything 🤣🤣 I do it
> for the free money. You can literally spam a letter and then just take one away each
> search. It's literally seconds of my day whenever I do think to do it.
>
Ok that definitely makes more sense. I get it and I respect the hustle. I was just saying I'm surprised that even still exists
Anxiouz
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7-Nov(#72)
I do the Bing rewards stuff...basically I click a few links and answer some light trivia while on the toilet in the morning. It takes maybe 5 mins a day and I usually end up with $10 xbox credit each month without actually using Bing to search, I just do the daily stuff and also the Xbox rewards (via the GamePass app). Every day you earn an Achievement, that's 50 points. It's really not anything I wouldn't already be doing, and I still don't need to use Bing.

Slickriven wrote:
> I'll be interested to hear your take on Scorn if you play it @Kommie

Same.
Slickriven
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7-Nov(#73)
I've been claiming the Bing points for a long while, normally redeem for MS store credit to buy games/DLC and that's served me well. I will jump on the Edge browser, gross I know, but they give 20 extra points/day for searches on there. I just go across the trending topics to get the 170pts, then do the handful of daily extras. I try to remember to do that everyday as they give consecutive day bonuses, but I forget often.
I don't generally use it on my phone, which would give another 100/day. I then try to do the GP related things on my XSX and/or phone with the cloud gaming app.
I agree Bing and Edge are generally crap but all of the free games and such that I've redeemed over the years has been well worth it. I'd guess I've used the points to buy at least 20 games, possibly more. I did get a year or two of Gold as well I believe.

SwiftJAB
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader
7-Nov(#74)
@Slickriven if you want to get that extra 100pts/day, you can do the mobile searches by just using the mobile responsive view on your desktop. Right-click>Inspect Page, then click the icon that looks like a phone on top of a tablet.

Slickriven
GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader Has Written 1 Review
7-Nov(#75)
SwiftJAB wrote:
> @Slickriven if you want to get that extra 100pts/day, you can do the mobile searches
> by just using the mobile responsive view on your desktop. Right-click>Inspect Page,
> then click the icon that looks like a phone on top of a tablet.
>

Ha... I should have thought of that... Thanks!

Simon_Belmont
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7-Nov(#76)
Just got 3 years of GPU for $108 using the Gold Conversion/auto renew trick. I'm good for a while.
longhornsk57
Quadruple Gold Good Trader
7-Nov(#77)
Ya I'm going to use my sub next weekend and play that Halo co-op finally with friends. Looking forward to that big time
Anxiouz
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* 7-Nov(#78)
I have a PS5 arriving tomorrow and God of War Ragnarok on Friday. That game is literally the single reason I was waiting to get a PS5 and I'm stoked.

I'm going to swap my XSX with my son's XSS for now because I won't really be playing anything on Xbox until I beat GOW2. And he's been wanting to play some of our physical games so it's kind of a win-win although I really can't stomach the XSS resolution at this point.

Interestingly my research for PS5 exclusives (that I want to play) hasn't resulted in as long a list as I expected. Lots of PS4 stuff I missed once I got the XSX (even though we still have a PS4). So I'm interested to see what I think of GP on the XSS when I have a PS5.

I still admire Xbox taking more chances than Sony. But God of War.
Feeb
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8-Nov(#79)
Ps5 exclusives that you want to play?
Anxiouz
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8-Nov(#80)
GOW2 primarily. Then Astro-bot, Horizon 2, Ratchet & Clank Rift, Mies Morales, Sackboy, and then some PS4 upgraded games like Days Gone, Last of Us 2, Tsushima (again), and Uncharted 4 (again). That's what I'm going to start with.

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