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Title: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: The Sceneman on August 25, 2019, 10:12:03 PM
Here we discuss what is good and worth playing onXbox GamePass.

Currently playing Resident Evil 4 which is of course awesome, just about to start Hard Mode which I haven't played before. Also playing Hollow Knight which is good but I'm finding it a little drab. Idk

Wanting to play Just Cause 3, Halo 5 and Void Bastards next
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: CatsCatsCats on August 25, 2019, 10:57:12 PM
Kinda want to check out Void Bastards, Shadow of War is getting a lot of play over here rn
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: The Sceneman on August 25, 2019, 11:25:53 PM
is SUPER HOT worth playing non-VR? i thought the whole point of the game was VR lol
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: The Sceneman on August 25, 2019, 11:26:37 PM
Kinda want to check out Void Bastards, Shadow of War is getting a lot of play over here rn

yeah I read Void Bastards is roguelike which is a genre I enjoy. Looks kinda funny too
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: kingv on August 25, 2019, 11:27:28 PM
I have been playing Metro Exodus.

Which seems pretty good, but honestly the beginning is better than once it starts to open up got really annoying when I had to fight a shit ton of mutants and used up all of my ammo.

Also started Arkham knight. Man this is still a really pretty game... is  honestly it looks better on the 1x than pc, because PC the water textures still donít work right. Want to play Vampyr too.

Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: The Sceneman on August 25, 2019, 11:28:29 PM
I really enjoyed the first 2 Metro games so will hopefully find the time to try Exodus soon
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: mormapope on August 26, 2019, 12:12:04 AM
is SUPER HOT worth playing non-VR? i thought the whole point of the game was VR lol

I thought Super Hot was pretty okay. For me, Max Payne (the entire franchise) and F.E.A.R have spoiled me on slow mo action games. Super Hot is more of a puzzle game than anythibg else.

Most people love Super Hot tho, its worth checking out.
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: kingv on August 26, 2019, 12:34:57 AM
I really enjoyed the first 2 Metro games so will hopefully find the time to try Exodus soon

I thought it opened strong as hell. Itís basically scripted for the first 2 hours or so and sort of reminded me of half life 2 with better graphics and gunplay.

After a point it goes sort of pseudo open world, and at that point I feel like it kind of letís off the gas a little. I hope it goes back on rails later
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: CatsCatsCats on August 26, 2019, 03:11:28 PM
Super Hot was good without VR
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: demi on August 27, 2019, 09:50:29 AM
Exodus is hot trash compared to the first two games btw. Have fun
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: bork on August 27, 2019, 10:02:25 AM
is SUPER HOT worth playing non-VR? i thought the whole point of the game was VR lol

Yes, it's awesome.  Not sure why it's being compared with Max Payne, FEAR, and the like since it's nothing like those games.  The VR version of the game is a spin-off that was made like a year or two after the original's release, BTW.  It also got a sequel/expansion called Mind Control Delete that so far is only on PC.
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: thisismyusername on August 27, 2019, 11:02:08 AM
is SUPER HOT worth playing non-VR?

Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes.

Super. Hot. Super. Hot. Super. Hot. Super. Hot. Super. Hot.

Quote
i thought the whole point of the game was VR lol

LOL NO.
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: mormapope on August 27, 2019, 01:04:36 PM
is SUPER HOT worth playing non-VR? i thought the whole point of the game was VR lol

Yes, it's awesome.  Not sure why it's being compared with Max Payne, FEAR, and the like since it's nothing like those games.  The VR version of the game is a spin-off that was made like a year or two after the original's release, BTW.  It also got a sequel/expansion called Mind Control Delete that so far is only on PC.

I didn't compare them 1:1 tho, I was saying I prefer straight up slo mo action games over slo mo puzzlers. On the surface, Super Hot looks like an action game, which the campaign really isn't.

The majority of levels have solutions, where not doing the exact thing you need to do = death. You eventually unlock infinite challenge rooms, but the game is so mechanically simple, I got bored and quit on the last campaign level.

Also was not a fan of Super Hot's narrative, which is a lot more intrusive than it should be.


Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: Occam on August 27, 2019, 01:19:33 PM
So this is a thread about Xbox GamePass AND PS4? How peculiar.
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: Bebpo on August 27, 2019, 02:37:39 PM
I thought Superhot was good, but short and not great when I played it in non-VR. I got the feeling in VR it'd be a nice improvement and be great. But in no rush to play the VR edition. Will play it in VR when the VR version is free at some point in a bundle.
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: Stro on August 28, 2019, 08:30:12 AM
User was banned: Console warring topic
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: The Sceneman on September 03, 2019, 08:36:16 PM
Full Metal Furies is totally sweet for couch co-op! Quite difficult too which is awesome - you really gotta make the most of all your skills to survive.
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: The Sceneman on September 05, 2019, 05:16:27 AM
Void Bastards is awesome. Love me some roguelite
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: CatsCatsCats on September 05, 2019, 11:46:24 AM
Dead Cells got added today, wanna check that out

Also MGS stuff I donít care about that some might
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: Nintex on September 05, 2019, 05:34:03 PM
Gears 5 out tommorow.

Time for some Microsoft Studios signature mediocrity  :lawd
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: Cindi Mayweather on September 05, 2019, 05:37:27 PM
join us and buy a switch sceneman
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: The Sceneman on September 05, 2019, 05:38:02 PM
join us and buy a switch sceneman

I'm gonna get a Lite model when they come out!
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: nudemacusers on September 05, 2019, 05:49:04 PM
Gonna try stellaris; need a 4x fix.
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: EightBitNate on September 05, 2019, 05:53:26 PM
Gears 5 out tommorow.

Time for some Microsoft Studios signature mediocrity  :lawd

I legit didnít know if I had it downloaded or not. Spent like 5 minutes looking and gave up.
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: The Sceneman on September 05, 2019, 06:43:03 PM
:lawd

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V43O0L2nj8U
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: nudemacusers on September 06, 2019, 09:51:44 AM
I will say this service is perfect for me; someone who is a lazy casual gamer with kids that play a game for a few weeks and get bored of it.
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: kingv on September 06, 2019, 10:30:52 AM
Yeah, the selection is surprisingly solid
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: CatsCatsCats on September 14, 2019, 11:46:38 AM
Dead Cells is so good
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: The Sceneman on September 17, 2019, 04:27:54 AM
yeah I need to check it out!

What a world we live in where there are now more Metroidvanias than I actually have time to play! I remember ten years ago where I would gobble up inferior shit like Shadow Complex just because there was nothing else.
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: nachobro on September 18, 2019, 09:47:50 AM
https://news.xbox.com/en-us/2019/09/18/coming-soon-xbox-game-pass-september-wave-2/

Bloodstained hitting (console) game pass tomorrow :o New PC game pass announcements coming soon
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: Nuitangg on September 18, 2019, 05:21:14 PM
2 years of ultimate.  :rejoice
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: BisMarckie on September 18, 2019, 05:33:44 PM
Finished Hollow Knight as well (well I had 64% completion) and I really liked it.

I think it would have been better if it was like 5 hours or so shorter because I wasnít motivated to keep exploring and just went to the final boos fight.
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: kingv on September 18, 2019, 08:51:49 PM
Bloodstained is a legit surprise.

Iíve been playing some slay the spire on gamepass recently. Great game.
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: The Sceneman on September 18, 2019, 09:41:30 PM
Bloodstained hoooooly shit. Was going to buy it at some point soon... Gamepass paying for itself :bow
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: Akala on September 18, 2019, 09:58:33 PM
First impressions are Dead Cells is pretty legit.

Kind of hype about Bloodstained as well.
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: nachobro on September 19, 2019, 08:45:19 AM
Wife and I played Observer over the last couple nights and I'm glad we did. This is one I never had any interest in buying but when it's included in the subscription it became a "why not give it a shot?". Turns out it's a fun little first person horror game with Rutger Hauer (!) as the lead in a techno-dystopia where you can hack people's brains to read their memories.

Had fun with it and got spooked by literally every jump scare. :lol They really amp up the tension by letting you open up doors as slowly as possible inch by inch to look through them and the sound design really helped with that too. Good graphics and effect, interesting story, and a lot of good scares for anyone into that. Only downside imo was there's a few stealth sequences that just felt clunky like they added them at the last minute without thinking about how movement would work. Otherwise, fully recommend this as a fun title to go through over a 2-3 nights.
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: BisMarckie on September 19, 2019, 09:28:13 AM
is SUPER HOT worth playing non-VR? i thought the whole point of the game was VR lol
ItĎs the most innovative shooter IĎve played in years!


You can finish the Ąstoryď mode in 1-2 hours. Challenges and endless mode are great as well.
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: nachobro on October 01, 2019, 09:27:18 AM
October's new games for console

Dishonored 2
World War Z
Yooka-Laylee
Fallout: New Vegas
Felix the Reaper
Panzer Dragoon Orta

https://news.xbox.com/en-us/2019/10/01/coming-soon-xbox-game-pass-for-console-october-2019/
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: BisMarckie on October 01, 2019, 09:31:39 AM
That reminds me that I still have to buy a copy of Orta  :doge
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: Nintex on October 01, 2019, 04:09:22 PM
You now get 6 months free Spotify Premium with Xbox Game Pass(TM)
https://twitter.com/Xbox/status/1179063422207418370 (https://twitter.com/Xbox/status/1179063422207418370)

You can listen to some tunes while you pirate your way about SEA OF THIEVES(TM)!
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: nachobro on October 01, 2019, 04:12:03 PM
or in The Outer Worlds :jeb

except its only for new subs to both spotify and game pass :lol
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: Nintex on October 01, 2019, 04:53:23 PM
"Have you been living under a rock for this past year? Did you just get born or did you maybe find your way across the border illegally?
We have just the deal for you! EXBOAX GAME PASS and SPOTIFY PREMIUM only for $1 for the first 6 months."

"AAwww yeah Larry, I know what I'm getting for my holiday break!"

"That's right Amanda!!!"

"Time to play some SEA OF GEARS"
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: HardcoreRetro on October 02, 2019, 12:07:32 PM
Some shop had a nice deal on the Xbox One S All-Digital, so I bought that just for this service.
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: MMaRsu on October 03, 2019, 10:05:16 AM
Some shop had a nice deal on the Xbox One S All-Digital, so I bought that just for this service.

 :lol

Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: HardcoreRetro on October 03, 2019, 10:44:03 AM
They fucked up and gave me a 50 euro gift card as well. Got Link Awakening for 10 euros. :D
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: MMaRsu on October 03, 2019, 02:39:12 PM
Wait how does that work  ???
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: HardcoreRetro on October 04, 2019, 06:47:58 AM
bol.com fucked up my order and gave me store credit. So, that's a cheap copy of Link's Awakening for me.
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: MMaRsu on October 06, 2019, 12:10:51 PM
why does bol never fuck up my order
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: Nintex on October 06, 2019, 01:49:31 PM
Bol send me 2 Xbox One X's.

I returned one, because it's not really a convenient thing to have a spare of, not to mention it's quite expensive so holding on sorta felt like stealing.  :doge
Then they gave me a copy of Forza 7 for free.  :heart


One time they also send me 2 Pikmin 3's.
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: HardcoreRetro on October 09, 2019, 11:16:38 AM
So far I've only used the gamepass to stream bad games for a friend. The way god intended this thing to work.
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: The Sceneman on October 13, 2019, 01:36:01 AM
I'm up to 900/1000 gamerscore in Void Bastards, just finishing off the last 2 achievements now (they're not particularly hard, they just involve dedicated playthroughs). Maybe then I'll be able to play something else! GOTY material for sure
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: The Sceneman on November 06, 2019, 08:44:52 PM
I want to play an indie title to complete a monthly quest on the rewards app. My shortlist is:

- Human Fall Flat
- Enter the Gungeon

both sound good? Recommendations please?

Was tempted to run through Blair Witch with a guide but I just cant deal with walking simulators anymore, especially bad ones - gonna delete
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: kingv on November 06, 2019, 08:59:57 PM
Both are pretty good.

Human fall
Flat is basically a physics platform we that you might be bored of in an hour or two, but should get your cheevo quickly.

Gunfeon is addictive and awesome. Iíve probably played 20 hours of it on switch (kind of a lot for me).
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: The Sceneman on November 06, 2019, 09:01:53 PM
Yeah, I read that Fall Flat is short - so I'll get both! Gungeon sounds right up my alley too - love me some "roguelite" gameplay
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: kingv on November 06, 2019, 10:56:52 PM
Gungeon is legit.

I bought it on sale for switch and found it really addictive. I played the shit out of it when visiting my parents in the summer.... until 3 Houses dropped.
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: kingv on November 07, 2019, 08:44:23 AM
Was looking at the Best Buy ad, they are selling game pass ultimate 3 months for 24.99 on Black Friday. Iím probably in for 4 of those.
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: The Sceneman on November 14, 2019, 05:24:12 PM
Holy shit, BOMBA

https://www.trueachievements.com/n39723/xbox-game-pass-reveals-x019

gonna smash me some Final Fantasy XII :hyper
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: Akala on November 14, 2019, 05:49:00 PM
so is the xcloud integration thing included next year or additional?
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: kingv on November 14, 2019, 06:45:34 PM
Yakuza coming to Xbox is pretty big news.

If they release Yakuza game son Xbox Scarlett I theoretically could go a few years before buying a ps5
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: nachobro on November 14, 2019, 07:09:26 PM
so is the xcloud integration thing included next year or additional?
they are real careful not to ever mention pricing for xcloud
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: Stoney Mason on November 16, 2019, 09:12:50 AM
So many good games currently on. Playing Remnant: From The Ashes with my nephew currently.
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: The Sceneman on November 18, 2019, 07:04:17 PM
Yeah I love Gamepass and I tell everyone I meet how awesome it is (if we talking about games already that is).

Gave Enter the Gungeon a go last night. Seems awesome. Appropriate tone and feels very snappy. I got to a giant boss bird with muscles and died lol. Better git gud

(https://gamepedia.cursecdn.com/enterthegungeon_gamepedia/4/4f/Gatling_Gull.png?version=2aff5438528303ae52ff95a05620ff37)

Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: kingv on November 19, 2019, 05:07:13 PM
So, MS just re-released Xbox all access.

For $30.99/month for 24 months, you can get an X1X + 2 years of game pass ultimate.

Thatís a surprisingly fair deal for this type of thing, which are usually mega rip off.

And it has the option to upgrade to Scarlett after 12 months (Iím sure there is an additional fee for that).

.... but anyway this type of model is closer to what Stadia should have been, imo.
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: nachobro on November 19, 2019, 06:22:52 PM
One of those sites did the math on all access and you save like $20 overall the deal vs buying at MSRP. Kinda surprised.
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: kingv on November 19, 2019, 06:48:06 PM
I have no doubt you could beat that deal shopping around and waiting for deals... buuuut if they did the similar pricing for Scarlett, or even just par pricing, Iíd probably jump in for it day one rather than figuring out how to budget 500 for it or whatever.
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: Akala on November 19, 2019, 07:05:25 PM
Was looking at the Best Buy ad, they are selling game pass ultimate 3 months for 24.99 on Black Friday. Iím probably in for 4 of those.

Isnít there a way to roll in standard live still? Why pay a premium?
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: kingv on November 19, 2019, 08:16:02 PM
yes and no.

If you have not yet enrolled in ultimate game pass, stack as long as you can into the future, then do the $1 for one month conversion, I believe that translates you 1 month = 1 month.

If you have already converted, however, there is a conversion rate based on the face value of the card. So 1 year of gold converts to 4 months of Gamepass ultimate.

So that deal is still better unless you get a year of gold for about $32.
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: BisMarckie on November 19, 2019, 08:22:01 PM
edit: don't buy these codes
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: kingv on November 19, 2019, 09:13:04 PM


Good looking out!

Hell yeah, I got four of those fell off a truck no taxes North Korea codes
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: BisMarckie on November 19, 2019, 09:33:37 PM
I don't know where cdkeys gets their shit from, but at least it's not from stolen credit cards like some of the shadier sites. :trumps
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: kingv on November 19, 2019, 10:17:32 PM
There was that dude on GAF that seemed to do it for a living. He was in like Ukraine or something.

It sounds like mostly itís just arbitrage from one region to another. So a dude like him would go to a sales rep, and say ďhey, man Iíll buy 10K keys if you can give me this priceĒ and then sell them onto cd keys. Sales rep meets his quota, cd keys gets their stock, we get deals.

Thatís why sometimes theyíre like photocopies of physical keys with Russian language or something like that.

Thatís why I roll eyes when devs complain about key resellers. G2A is a shady ass site, but honestly I think most of the keys on there came about honestly from bundles and shit.
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: BisMarckie on November 19, 2019, 10:22:22 PM
yeah g2a is shady as hell, but I used it a couple of times when I missed to grab a bundle since you can buy these bundle keys there dirt cheap.
2 keys I bought got revoked from steam because of a payment dispute, if that was PSN, I would have been locked out from every game I have ever bought. 
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: kingv on November 19, 2019, 10:39:53 PM
I used to use it to flip humble monthly keys for things I actually wanted... but it eventually just became too much work.

They always wanted me to send like miles of receipts to prove I bought the key or whatever.
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: kingv on November 20, 2019, 03:08:42 AM
Don't buy those CD Keys gamepass keys. I bought 4 and all 4 are duds.

they're trying to pass free trial codes as 3 month codes. however, you can't redeem free trial codes if you already HAVE gamepass ultimate.

ALSO, 1 was already redeemed, and one was expired.
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: Don Rumata on November 20, 2019, 03:22:48 AM
yeah g2a is shady as hell, but I used it a couple of times when I missed to grab a bundle since you can buy these bundle keys there dirt cheap.
2 keys I bought got revoked from steam because of a payment dispute, if that was PSN, I would have been locked out from every game I have ever bought.
Bought a couple of games (and windows copies) from Kinguin, and didn't have problems yet.  :whew
CDKeys i bought a ton from instead, and they always came through just fine.
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: kingv on November 20, 2019, 03:27:07 AM
This was my first problem with cd keys. Hopefully they make it right or itís off to PayPal disputes.
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: BisMarckie on November 20, 2019, 07:27:42 AM
Sorry breh, now I feel guilty  :-\
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: kingv on November 20, 2019, 08:05:35 AM
No worries man, not your fault
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: Stoney Mason on November 20, 2019, 03:31:38 PM
xbox black friday sales are starting to go up

https://www.cheapassgamer.com/topic/369244-xbl-deals-cities-skylines-styx-overlord-more-dead-alliance-gwg-final-station-sherlock-devils-daughter-joy-ride-turbo/?p=14231964
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: The Sceneman on November 20, 2019, 04:59:44 PM
oh man, might get RE2, Evil Within 1&2. Already got 1500/1500 in Evil Within on 360 but keen to double dip cos the game is fuckin sweet
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: nachobro on November 24, 2019, 01:19:36 AM
$25 for 3 months of ultimate

https://twitter.com/Wario64/status/1198484333763293191
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: nachobro on December 10, 2019, 10:35:25 AM
https://twitter.com/XboxGamePass/status/1204423022767198208

:jeb
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: Rufus on December 10, 2019, 11:40:37 AM
Wtf is it with modern games that don't give you full control over language options? :rage
The UX wankers are probably worried that idiots will set it to something they can't read, but there's been a solution to this for decades: ask at the start! :maf

Part of the problem is that it's a UWP app. If it were win32 this would be easily rectified, but it's not, so I can't even look at the folder it's installed in. No config option, no registry key... Sigh.

In my rage I forgot to say what game I was talking about: it's Prey. This stupid little issue damped my excitement considerably, tbh. :doge

Removing German alltogether did it. :lol
Now to see if it will stick if I add German back, or if there's some residiual setting somewhere...
Well, adding German didn't break it. Why didn't it work before? Who the fuck knows...

Anyway, wrong thread to be bitching about this and :no1curr so I'll just play the damn game now.
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: nachobro on December 10, 2019, 12:54:23 PM
why are there two game pass threads anyway
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: Trent Dole on December 10, 2019, 01:24:31 PM
Cause there's a version for Xbone and one for the PC, and also an 'ultimate' option which gives you both. I guess we could merge the two threads but eh. :yeshrug
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: The Sceneman on December 11, 2019, 08:16:50 AM
This is the Xbone thread

PC users can go over there into a garbage can or something   :ufup :trash

we call them "rubbish bins" in New Zealand but whatever.

In mighty Xbone GamePass news the GOOSE MEME GAME is coming to the cervix, uh I mean service.

The game comes HIGHLY recommended from memesters and le inernetz. HONKZ https://www.trueachievements.com/n40064/untitled-goose-game-xbox-game-pass

Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: Trent Dole on December 12, 2019, 08:38:47 AM
Alright I think I'm gonna finally get a TV for my room and set the 1X I won up, it comes with a code for 6 months of ult pass free, what's the best way to tack more on that cheaply? Buy some Live time and then have that roll over since that's a thing MS has been doing? Get the 3 months for a dollar bit? Inquiring minds want to know ...how to get shit from MS for as little as possible. :teehee
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: demi on December 12, 2019, 08:55:02 AM
Yes you want to stack XBL Gold (with cheap codes ideally) and then switch to Ultimate, which gets converted
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: kingv on December 12, 2019, 10:34:47 AM
Yes make sure to stack gold BEFORE switching to ultimate.

That part is very important, if you add gold time AFTER switching, it gets prorated based on the MSRP of the card you put on.

If you are gold out to a specific month/year, and then swap to ultimate, it will convert 1 month Gold = 1 month ultimate.

Probably the most efficient way is:

- stack gold as long as you can
- add a $1 3 month card to convert
- then use the 6 month card assuming it doesnít have any limitations like ďmust not already be ultimateĒ

Iirc, they will only let you have up to 36 months on file.

Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: demi on December 17, 2019, 09:57:03 AM
Just some more awesome games being added to GamePass

Except that trash goose game

https://twitter.com/majornelson/status/1206937651342802944
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: Skullfuckers Anonymous on December 17, 2019, 01:24:37 PM
FYI buy 3 months of ultimate on amazon and get 3 months free.

https://www.amazon.com/Xbox-Game-Pass-Ultimate-Membership/dp/B07TGNFVWV
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: HardcoreRetro on December 19, 2019, 07:52:13 AM
Just some more awesome games being added to GamePass

Except that trash goose game

I didn't know Life is Strange 2 stars a goose.
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: CatsCatsCats on December 19, 2019, 03:18:30 PM
Everspace is pretty frickn dope check it out
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: The Sceneman on December 22, 2019, 05:10:05 AM
Goose Game is as good as promised, real nice art and interaction design. I found I "brute forced" the puzzling just by being very aggressive and overcoming the AI loops but thats the appeal of being The Goose huh?

The speedrun based achievements are pretty lame and I am 100% gonna Youtube the solutions
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: BisMarckie on December 23, 2019, 10:54:21 PM
https://www.medion.com/de/shop/p/mitgliedschaft-xbox-game-pass-ultimate-3-monate-DGMS16995

They are selling 3 months of gamepass Ultimate for 9.99, but only today. Kilck on "in den Warenkorb" to add them to your cart. If you don't speak any german you might need chrome to translate the site for you.
Bought a year's worth for 40 bucks and the codes work for existing memberships.

Already redeemed them and now have Gamepass Ultimate until November 2022  8)

edit: might be EU only, don't know how MS store codes work.
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: BisMarckie on December 23, 2019, 11:18:48 PM
If you can't remember your German address for some reason...
Here are some

Arnulf-Klett-Platz 2, 70173 Stuttgart
Hachmannplatz 16, 20099 Hamburg
Europaplatz 1, 10557 Berlin
Am Hauptbahnhof 5, 45127 Essen
Wiener Platz 4, 01069 Dresden
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: HardcoreRetro on December 24, 2019, 03:55:58 AM
(Aktionsvorrat leider ausverkauft!)

ScheiŖe
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: BisMarckie on December 24, 2019, 05:45:21 AM
Yeah, they also had a month for 4.99Ä, also sold out now.

For once I am glad that my daughter woke me up at 4:30 AM  :doge
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: nachobro on December 24, 2019, 09:42:34 AM
goose game was very silly and dumb but exactly the right length to not wear out its welcome. 10/10
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: Trent Dole on January 03, 2020, 10:02:06 PM
https://twitter.com/XboxGamePass/status/1213097852160757761
Exciting news for the three people that still haven't played it.
spoiler (click to show/hide)
I'm one of them :shh
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Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: nachobro on January 22, 2020, 09:06:47 AM
(https://news.xbox.com/en-us/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2020/01/XGP_Console_Coming-Soon_0122_JPG.jpg?w=800)
https://news.xbox.com/en-us/2020/01/22/coming-soon-xbox-game-pass-for-console-january-update/

Indivisible is one I'll check out. It looked interesting but not $40 interesting.
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: HardcoreRetro on January 22, 2020, 10:21:19 AM
Plague Tale is also a pretty cool game.
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: Pissy F Benny on January 22, 2020, 10:59:48 AM
fishing sim world pro tour finally coming to game pass

:rejoice :rejoice :rejoice
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: demi on January 22, 2020, 11:21:15 AM
Plague Tale is pretty good, play it. I enjoyed it, and easy achievements
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: Bebpo on January 22, 2020, 12:01:20 PM
Oooh, I've heard good stuff about Plague's Tale and it's PC as well. Nice get.
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: nachobro on January 31, 2020, 03:12:23 PM
https://www.trueachievements.com/n40550/xbox-game-pass-leaving-soon-shadow-of-the-tomb-raider
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: CatsCatsCats on January 31, 2020, 09:40:04 PM
Okay, Iím gonna try the fishing game lol
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: CatsCatsCats on February 01, 2020, 10:26:03 AM
Didnít much care for it
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: demi on February 03, 2020, 01:35:07 PM
I've been fucking with Indivisible, having read nothing about it. I initially thought it was a typical Metroidvania with nice art - and it kind of is - but the Metroidvania part is very barebones. There is an RPG mechanic, but even that is barebones (Paper Mario probably has more depth).

Over the course of the game you get into battles similar to Valkyrie Profile - see enemy, thwack it (or not) to initial combat. You gain XP that seems to only just give you more health. There's no "equipment" or more moves to learn. You get better strength or defense by collecting these red rocks throughout the game.

Combat is pretty much like Valkyrie Profile. Over the course of the game you get more Einherjar people that get absorbed into the main character's brain/inner realm. Yeah it's weird, the characters so far are pretty shit and I don't give a shit.

Here's a video of the first boss fight

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y13u_2qGR6Q
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: demi on February 05, 2020, 11:18:28 AM
New Games added

- FFXV (Royal Edition PC only?)
- Wolfenstein Youngblood
- Death's Gambit (PC)
- Death Squared (Console)
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: Trent Dole on February 05, 2020, 11:51:40 AM
XV being on PC might make me get that side of pass working.
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: nachobro on February 05, 2020, 09:42:29 PM
FFXV royal edition and episode ardyn are part of gamepass...are the dlcs worth playing? i finished the game at launch and never ended up getting any of them.
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: mormapope on February 05, 2020, 09:45:57 PM
Episode Ardyn is definitely worth playing and the best of the bunch. Gladio is short and neat. Ignis is alright if forgettable. Prompto is not worth playing at all imo.
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: nachobro on February 05, 2020, 09:52:11 PM
(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/110851346340532224/674808273970659338/unknown.png)

:leon
this and ultrawide support means i'm in on the pc version to check out the dlc
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: demi on February 05, 2020, 11:02:38 PM
Royal Edition is on console too. Downloading now, hope my save carries over
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: nachobro on February 05, 2020, 11:05:25 PM
it's supposed to, i looked that up cause i figured i'd need to stay on console
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: demi on February 05, 2020, 11:07:13 PM
Is Comrades worth fucking with? I imagine it's gonna get a nice jolt with GamePass

edit:

Ardyn is free with GamePass as well, you just have to buy it separately
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: mormapope on February 05, 2020, 11:19:53 PM
I made a character in Comrades but didn't continue after tutorial stuff. Seemed like extremely jank Monster Hunter. I might reinstall that if people are playing it.
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: demi on February 07, 2020, 09:53:41 AM
Went back through the game briefly and cleaned up some achievements and checked out some of the stuff I missed.

- Went off-roading in my 4 wheeler cadillac
- Rode a motherfucking boat (and saw Bismarck I guess)
- Defeated Melusine
- Defeated Cerberus (required starting from chapter 14)
- Defeated Omega (dropped to Easy mode and still took almost an hour+ or plinking away with the new Armiger limit break, level 99 vs level 119 boss)
- Getting 80% of Datalog pretty much requires a playthrough or a bunch of annoying chapter select. No thanks
- Checked out the Terra Wars thing, I guess

All the DLCs are separate so I don't need to worry about levels and such, will dive into those this weekend, then probably check out Comrades
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: Akala on February 07, 2020, 11:36:29 AM
I just got a copy of Royal for X1 late last year. Was going to flip when i initially saw it coming to gamepass, but with the cross-save option may keep.
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: nachobro on February 07, 2020, 07:53:08 PM
I guess something is up with FFXV on PC? This game runs under 10fps for me and I have no idea why.  :lol

ran the benchmark and got pretty good results so i'll see if its some random weird setting.

(https://i.imgur.com/VSWehVh.png)
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: nachobro on February 08, 2020, 10:45:20 AM
reinstalling the game from the xbox app fixed the issue, whatever it was. but also after playing the new ending sequence (thought i had a post-game save, guess not) i was reminded how much i don't like ffxv. :lol

gonna still play episode ardyn cause him and aranea are the only two good characters in the game so i wanna see his story.
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: Pissy F Benny on February 08, 2020, 11:09:41 AM
why the fuck is it 135 gig on xbox, swear it was only 50 tops on ps4 when i played it on ps4 when it came out :stahp

the dlc can't be that massive surely
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: nachobro on February 08, 2020, 11:11:08 AM
Are you on X1X? Might be the 4K assets, cause its only 85gb on PC without the 4K pack
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: Pissy F Benny on February 08, 2020, 11:37:23 AM
no I'm on the ghetto og bone :stahp

it must just include all the hi-res shit no matter what then?

tbf i haven't downloaded it, just saw the sze and thought :confused
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: demi on February 09, 2020, 01:39:56 AM
Finished all the DLCs,

They're all pretty decent in their own way.

I enjoyed Gladious, though parrying is stupid broken

Prompto was cool, I like the way guns work.

Ignis was good, dude is OP and I wish we had more scenes of him being OP in the main story.

Ardyn was cool, was surprised to have the "Persona" people (Lotus Juice?) make a song for it.
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: Akala on February 09, 2020, 01:05:22 PM
Maybe I will get past the first camp this time.
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: mormapope on February 09, 2020, 02:23:42 PM
FFXV is a very uneven game. From the halfway point plot wise, it be ones really engaging and it's easy to feel invested in the characters. Until that point though, it's like a neverending episode of Seinfeld or Friends. It's a game about nothing for the first half.

Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: Pissy F Benny on February 09, 2020, 02:47:17 PM
why the fuck is it 135 gig on xbox, swear it was only 50 tops on ps4 when i played it on ps4 when it came out :stahp

the dlc can't be that massive surely

THRILLING UPDATE: 50 gig of it is some separate multi player thing I never knew existed  :heh
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: demi on February 18, 2020, 09:15:22 AM
Game Pass stay winning. Time to finally start Yakuza. Thanks Xbox

https://twitter.com/XboxGamePass/status/1229768387493912578

PC Game Pass:

- Yakuza 0
- Wasteland Remastered
- Reigns: Game Of Thrones
- Two Point Hospital
- Indivisible
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: nachobro on February 18, 2020, 09:18:13 AM
well i guess i'll play kh3 now. jackbox 3 is also kinda cool

e: oh jackbox 3 is the one with teeKO and Quiplash 2, that's def the best one
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: demi on February 18, 2020, 10:45:53 AM
Ninja Gaiden II (February 20)
Kingdom Hearts III (February 25)
Two Point Hospital (February 25 Day One launch)
Wasteland Remastered (February 25 Day One launch)
Yakuza 0 (February 26)
Jackbox Party Pack 3 (February 27)
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: CatsCatsCats on February 18, 2020, 11:50:35 AM
Noice I was hoping there would be another jack box since #2 got pulled
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: mormapope on February 18, 2020, 11:58:10 AM
While not on gamepass yet, almost all Kingdom Hearts games have been ported and released on Xbone. A very odd stealth release.

https://majornelson.com/2020/02/17/kingdom-hearts-hd-1-52-5-remix-and-2-8-final-chapter-prologue-are-now-available-for-xbox-one/
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: demi on February 18, 2020, 12:00:14 PM
Not almost, all of them

1.5 + 2.5 + 2.8 is the entire series (with some entries converted to movies to watch because they're trash and were on DS)
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: nachobro on February 21, 2020, 01:46:00 PM
https://twitter.com/videogamedeals/status/1230919577036562432
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: The Sceneman on March 04, 2020, 09:23:59 PM
Man they NERFED the rewards points for the quests - I guess people snagged too many last month? Oh well, maybe they'll swing back in the other direction next month?

I started playing Plague Tale - totally sickin' hollywood walkin' sim. Great art and colours, awesome VA and music. Love the cello shit - reminds me of the Joker score. Gameplay standard serviceable stuff.

Level 1 spoilerz
spoiler (click to show/hide)
Why did the poor pooch have to get it :(
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Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: nachobro on March 11, 2020, 10:16:47 AM
ori 2 is out on gamepass today for console and pc, gonna give it a shot. really enjoyed the last one.
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: HardcoreRetro on March 11, 2020, 02:34:37 PM
Played like an hour of it. Seems like more of the same so far. Also doesn't seem to run all that well on the Xbox One S.
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: HardcoreRetro on March 11, 2020, 04:45:24 PM
Biggest difference is the combat going from the projectile to melee. Got 22% completion now and have mostly been retreading mechanics from the last game.
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: mormapope on March 13, 2020, 07:08:01 PM
Ori 2 gives you abilities very quickly and the pacing has been excellent. It doesn't feel like you're being drip fed tiny additions to your moveset. Combat feels a lot more satisfying than Ori 1 and Hollow Knight (HK would be more fine tuned and balanced for sure). Has the badge/pin system from HK, everything else is fine tuned and expanded stuff from Ori 1.

Playing on the Xbone X, performance had been fixed, probably the slickest looking 2D game this gen. Excellent music, great character and world design. If you're expecting this to be a action RPG or FPS, then yeah, it feels iterative. Its probably the most fine tuned MetroidVania in regards to design and world building.
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: Bebpo on March 14, 2020, 12:07:06 AM
Why would a 2d (even a great looking one) game have performance issues on Xbox One S? That just seems odd to me.

Never got around to playing the first Ori, one of the handful of top-tier metroidvania's I haven't gotten to. Figure I'll play the original first so I can enjoy the changes/improvements in this new one.

Really good get for the game pass service that continues to be well worth the price. PS+ sucks, humble choice is pretty good for $12/10 games, but game pass (and still $4.99 on PC gamepass) is a total steal. Could almost live off just subbing to game pass and only playing game pass games, there's enough quality added consistently to do it.
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: HardcoreRetro on March 14, 2020, 07:10:10 AM
One S version still runs like shit.
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: Pissy F Benny on March 14, 2020, 07:45:12 AM
Tempted to try it on my OG poverty bone now  :hitler
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: Don Rumata on March 15, 2020, 05:08:50 PM
Is XboxLive down? It won't let me play Gamepass games because of it, it seems.

Once again, pirated games are the only ones with zero fucking issues.  >:(
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: Pissy F Benny on March 15, 2020, 05:38:20 PM
According to twitter it is
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: Lonewulfeus on March 18, 2020, 01:40:45 PM
Ace Combat 7, The Surge 2 and KONA come to gamepass tomorrow.  Some power rangers game and bleeding edge come next week.

Canít wait to play Surge 2.
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: Trent Dole on March 18, 2020, 05:54:52 PM
https://pso2.com/news/announcements/gamepassultimate
If you're a ult member you get a free month of premium and a gold battle pass in PSO2 along with some other things, the former two alone is $15 a month. They give us that every month I'll be on the NA servers more than I thought I would. Thread title doesn't lie. :rejoice
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: The Sceneman on March 18, 2020, 09:27:19 PM
actual footage of me installing Ace Combat 7

(https://media3.giphy.com/media/Hic2hhimBqrjW/giphy.gif?cid=790b7611767f3a5c7f59eba90714b47b087162c9e5fe67ac&rid=giphy.gif)
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: toku on March 18, 2020, 10:07:31 PM
great game
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: CatsCatsCats on March 19, 2020, 01:05:53 PM
Iíve never played an ace combat, booting it up now, thanks quarantine

Playing with japanese dub, this is dope so far
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: The Sceneman on March 19, 2020, 04:23:59 PM
I'm up to like chapter 16 of 17 in Plague Tale - man this game is sweet. It's way more AAA than I was expecting, some of the later area designs/set pieces are really amazingly laid out and scripted and theres some really cool imagery.
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: toku on March 19, 2020, 07:55:19 PM
Iíve never played an ace combat, booting it up now, thanks quarantine

Playing with japanese dub, this is dope so far

play in english man, it's part of the charm trust me
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: Don Rumata on March 19, 2020, 09:37:21 PM
Iíve never played an ace combat, booting it up now, thanks quarantine

Playing with japanese dub, this is dope so far

play in english man, it's part of the charm trust me
I second this.
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: OnlyRegret on March 24, 2020, 11:52:42 PM
AC7 :rejoice

Appreciate godliness
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: demi on March 29, 2020, 05:12:09 AM
(https://image.gcores.com/78388272-9dd4-4dec-b715-7d1f3044afbc.jpg?x-oss-process=image/quality,q_90/watermark,image_d2F0ZXJtYXJrLnBuZw,g_se,x_10,y_10)
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: Don Rumata on March 29, 2020, 05:55:00 AM
Is it patched on PC yet?
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: The Sceneman on March 29, 2020, 04:00:09 PM
What a great add to Gamepass. I've already played it but the more people that play it the better! Its probably gonna get some new fans
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: nachobro on April 03, 2020, 08:31:36 AM
https://twitter.com/videogamedeals/status/1246051089453142016
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: MMaRsu on April 03, 2020, 08:55:41 AM
Is it patched on PC yet?

no
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: The Sceneman on April 05, 2020, 06:10:39 PM
Smashed out the 1000/1000 in Plague Tale. Sweet game and good new IP - looking forward to the sequel. I love these third-person single player action adventure things. Makes me wish I played the Tomb Raider trilogy (shadow, rise etc) while they were still on Gamepass. Oh well will get em in a 80% sale sometime in the future.

Started ACE COMBAT 7 last night. Holy shit this is a game alright. Loving the corny AF english VA and fucked up anime style geopolitics. Just got the F-14 SUPER TOMCAT :rejoice :danger-zone

Can you get better paintjobs for your plane? I'm stuck with drab grey atm. Guessing you can drop some $$$ on DLC?  :money
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: Don Rumata on April 06, 2020, 04:30:09 AM
I know it wasn't in the cards for their budget, but i wish Plague Tale was a more open/free form style of stealth game.
Managing and exploiting the rat hordes with light and scents, could've been a fun mechanic, if it wasn't just basically a brain dead puzzle game, but instead tools you could be creative with, in more open maps.
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: The Sceneman on April 06, 2020, 05:44:25 PM
Yeah the mechanics had some real potential - unfortunately there were only about 3 rooms in the entire game that let you be creative about how you chose to progress/dispatch the enemies. Hopefully the sequel will build on this!
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: The Sceneman on April 06, 2020, 05:45:27 PM
PS. why is Ace Combat so good
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: The Sceneman on April 06, 2020, 09:30:33 PM
Ace Combat 7 multiplayer is hella active which is awesome. Just won a team-deathmatch and I was MVP, feels good mang  :gamer

Probs gonna pull the trigger on the season pass, although might wait until a sale
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: CatsCatsCats on April 07, 2020, 10:39:44 AM
Havenít played Nier but good to know it comes with ďRevealing OutfitĒ
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: Pissy F Benny on April 07, 2020, 10:48:21 AM
:leon
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: nachobro on April 07, 2020, 05:31:10 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/LCZ8r8Z.png)

football manager :rejoice

dunno much about alvastia chronicles but i'll give it a try

Quote
Leaving 4/15:

    The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 (Console
    Fez (PC)
    Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition (Console)
    Into the Breach (PC)
    MX vs ATV Reflex (Console)
    Prey (Console & PC)
    Samurai Showdown II (Console)
    Valkyria Chronicles (PC)
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: demi on April 07, 2020, 06:01:42 PM
Aw, I thought Stranger Things was console too. Wack.

Altavista chronicles or whatever is one of the many junk Kemco RPGs. I wouldnt put much thought into it being "good"

But Kiwami is "coming soon"
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: Sho Nuff on April 20, 2020, 08:11:52 PM
Played Horde in Gears 5 for about 2 hours straight last night with some old friends, it's like it was 2005 again.

Started Forza Horizon, holy SHIT what a fabulous game.

Outer Worlds on deck. So much to play. If only there was a quarantine to keep me at home OH WAIT
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: Great Rumbler on April 20, 2020, 09:01:14 PM
dunno much about alvastia chronicles but i'll give it a try

It's just another Kemco RPG Maker game.
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: nachobro on April 21, 2020, 08:44:59 PM
https://twitter.com/XboxGamePass/status/1252718826547904512

:itagaki
console and pc
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: The Sceneman on April 21, 2020, 08:57:48 PM
Played Horde in Gears 5 for about 2 hours straight last night with some old friends, it's like it was 2005 again.

Started Forza Horizon, holy SHIT what a fabulous game.

Outer Worlds on deck. So much to play. If only there was a quarantine to keep me at home OH WAIT

Outer Worlds is a turd but you can make up your own mind about that lol

Play Ace Combat 7 if you haven't already
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: Sho Nuff on April 21, 2020, 10:11:54 PM
Played Horde in Gears 5 for about 2 hours straight last night with some old friends, it's like it was 2005 again.

Started Forza Horizon, holy SHIT what a fabulous game.

Outer Worlds on deck. So much to play. If only there was a quarantine to keep me at home OH WAIT

Outer Worlds is a turd but you can make up your own mind about that lol

Play Ace Combat 7 if you haven't already

Put 4 hours into it last night and got off the first planet. Didn't think it was that bad (playing the game minmaxing persuasion/intimidation/letting my partners do most of the work for me), but the art style is kindddddddda hideous.

Ace Combat 7 is downloaded.

I've got two external SSD drives hooked up for a total of 700gb of Gamepass games. Xbone seems to benefit more from SSD than PS4, am I crazy?
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Post by: The Sceneman on April 22, 2020, 01:13:06 AM
The thing is I think that Outer Worlds is by no means a bad game, in fact its technically good, but it just ticks all the boxes and is completely unexciting. my eyes wuld get sore after 10 minutes of play. Its strange because I loved Fallout New Vegas. I guess the world building wasn;t as good or my tastes have changed. Hard to know.

And yeah, Game Pass is a bonkers deal. I wish I knew  about the $1 upgrade scam before I upgraded, but I'm cool with paying $20NZD a month as the service provides insane value and I'm keen to support it.
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Post by: The Sceneman on April 22, 2020, 01:18:25 AM
https://twitter.com/XboxGamePass/status/1252718826547904512

:itagaki
console and pc

Very dank meme. Damn, so Yakuza 0 is a prequel and Kiwami is a remake of Yakuza 1? Sweet I'd better get on these. I enjoyed the first 2 games on PS2 but havent touched the series since. I bet the achievements suck ass tho
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Post by: demi on April 22, 2020, 01:57:02 AM
They do if you want 1000, but you can get a good amount just playing
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Post by: Trent Dole on April 22, 2020, 02:05:51 AM
I started up 0 and had a generally good time, need to get back to it.
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Post by: nachobro on April 23, 2020, 09:13:58 AM
https://twitter.com/majornelson/status/1253307742686568448

console only but still a hell of a get
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Post by: Don Rumata on April 23, 2020, 10:03:26 AM
Pointless for me (since i already have it on ps4 and don't have an xbox) but  :leon
I'm assuming it's for, like, 2 months at most.
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Post by: nachobro on April 23, 2020, 10:05:25 AM
i don't think anything has been signed for less than a year but rockstar is precious about their games so who knows
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Post by: Don Rumata on April 23, 2020, 10:20:35 AM
i don't think anything has been signed for less than a year but rockstar is precious about their games so who knows
Actually, on PC they go cheap relatively fast and relatively hard.
For example they gave out all their shit for (near) free in plenty of occasions, just to promote their new thing.
I know they gave LA Noire, GTA4 and Max Payne 3 away for peanuts, when needing to promote GTAV and RDR 2 PC.
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Post by: nachobro on April 23, 2020, 10:21:50 AM
maybe its an attempt to get people into the MP, it was pretty dead the last time i was playing it. doesn't seem to be much to do, especially compared to gtav online
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Post by: mormapope on April 23, 2020, 11:24:16 AM
maybe its an attempt to get people into the MP, it was pretty dead the last time i was playing it. doesn't seem to be much to do, especially compared to gtav online

It feels like GTA V has had an MMO'S worth of content added, but I don't want to sit thru 30 cumulative loading screen hours to play thru all that shit.
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Post by: The Sceneman on April 23, 2020, 06:23:12 PM
maybe its an attempt to get people into the MP, it was pretty dead the last time i was playing it. doesn't seem to be much to do, especially compared to gtav online

Issue was it launched as garbage, I was pumped to play it as I put 100s of hours in RDR1 online. GTAV online was fine at launch.

RDR2 Online launched with a terrible F2P economy in a retail product, and nothing to do. They've added stuff but not sure how cool it is.
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Post by: Don Rumata on April 23, 2020, 09:25:55 PM
To me it was the same problem GTAV had, just constant griefing annoyance.
I know you can put some kind of immunity mode, but it's not exactly ideal.
I think i would just rather have a coop mode with 4 players, than this pseudo MMO thing they always go for.
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Post by: The Sceneman on April 24, 2020, 11:54:15 PM
Playing Worms WMD as there's a weekly quest for some rewards points (I'm pushing for the big 1000 monthly quest). I really dug the original game as a kid in the 90s and the classic formula is still good. Lots of customisation options in this installment
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Post by: chronovore on April 25, 2020, 09:29:59 PM
maybe its an attempt to get people into the MP, it was pretty dead the last time i was playing it. doesn't seem to be much to do, especially compared to gtav online

Issue was it launched as garbage, I was pumped to play it as I put 100s of hours in RDR1 online. GTAV online was fine at launch.

RDR2 Online launched with a terrible F2P economy in a retail product, and nothing to do. They've added stuff but not sure how cool it is.

This has been my problem as well. It's not just that it's a bunch of F2P economy, so much as them showing off a bunch of stuff that isn't even available due to me not having leveled up. I mean, I got it in GTA Online, when they roll out options based level, on trying to ease the player into how many Jobs/Modes there are, but this SHOWS the player how much stuff is there, but doesn't allow them into it.

And the whole menu structure is hard to understand.

And they offer to drop the player directly into explanations of what each new item/mode unlocked is, but from within the Pause Menu, I can't dismiss it with Option Button, I've got to B-Button back out through a half dozen depths. Sometimes this happens during a mission online, where it doesn't actually pause.
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Post by: Trent Dole on April 26, 2020, 03:33:54 PM
I started up Gato Roboto and I swear some of the tileset is literally swiped from Metroid. This was released on Switch and Steam first too apparently. I guess they traded temp console exclusivity for not getting sued? Though you probably can't really get in trouble for having similar blocks. But it's just so so insanely obvious. :lol
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Post by: Stro on April 26, 2020, 10:32:47 PM
GTA online should just be you can either go in with strangers or go in with a group of friends and do crazy shit, not shitty deathmatches or shitty races. You know like...playing GTA like you would by yourself, but with your bros.
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Post by: The Sceneman on April 28, 2020, 03:38:23 AM
Anyone try out the new space game? Deliver Us the Moon? Sounds pretty cool
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Post by: Sho Nuff on April 28, 2020, 04:12:01 AM
I tried about 30 minutes and couldn't get into it. If you want a walk around adventure in space (or float around) Tacoma is probably the better choice here. Your writing or art's gotta be stellar if you expect me to play any of these, so hard pass.

Working on Plague Tale; holy shit @ these graphics, these are the same monsters who are doing Flight Simulator. They know their shit. Good prep for when the Corona Rats start arriving
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Post by: chronovore on April 28, 2020, 08:33:21 PM
What am "corona rats"?
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Post by: Akala on April 28, 2020, 09:13:23 PM
you'll see
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Post by: The Sceneman on April 28, 2020, 10:03:57 PM
I tried about 30 minutes and couldn't get into it. If you want a walk around adventure in space (or float around) Tacoma is probably the better choice here. Your writing or art's gotta be stellar if you expect me to play any of these, so hard pass.

Working on Plague Tale; holy shit @ these graphics, these are the same monsters who are doing Flight Simulator. They know their shit. Good prep for when the Corona Rats start arriving

Yeah, the Plague Tale gfx engine was super smooth and slick on my Xbox One S. Sweet game. Tks for spaceman impressions.
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Post by: The Sceneman on April 28, 2020, 10:08:02 PM
Looks like I'm playing Farming Simulator if I want to complete the monthly challenge for 1000 reward points. It could be fun?!

(https://i.imgur.com/lsEP10R.png)

I heard Oxenfree is some short indie wank thing so will smash that for the achievement points
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Post by: demi on May 06, 2020, 09:10:24 AM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/card_img/1258018825137577985/BkvYD6yw?format=jpg&name=600x314)
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Post by: The Sceneman on May 06, 2020, 09:48:41 AM
Havent played FFIX since release so probaby gonna play it. Remember it being pretty good
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Post by: CatsCatsCats on May 06, 2020, 10:06:27 AM
Sweet, didnít play red dead yet
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Post by: nachobro on May 06, 2020, 10:56:02 AM
ff9 coming to pc too

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EXVkgovUcAMQDe1?format=jpg&name=small)
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Post by: MMaRsu on May 06, 2020, 11:04:57 AM
Thats great I never played FF9 but I've heard great things
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Post by: nachobro on May 06, 2020, 11:16:04 AM
the only downside is that ff9 on pc is a port from mobile, dunno about the xbox port but i assume it will be too. not a ton of difference in the actual gameplay but the ui is redone and much uglier imo. also there's a bug that never got fixed where the field music restarts from the top after every battle, so you'll hear the first 30 seconds of each area theme a lot.

the game itself is still excellent though.
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Post by: demi on May 06, 2020, 11:25:08 AM
The achievements on these ports are doodoo as well. Id rather fire up the ps1 versions instead
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Post by: Don Rumata on May 06, 2020, 11:45:45 AM
I have the Steam version.
I think the UI is alright, people bitch too much about it.
It's a bunch of text boxes anyway.
Graphics look very nice and sharp, but you have to mod the backgrounds with that AI improved ones.
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Post by: Rufus on May 06, 2020, 12:03:21 PM
Graphics look very nice and sharp, but you have to mod the backgrounds with that AI improved ones.
Which in all likelihood you won't be able to on this version.
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Post by: pilonv1 on May 07, 2020, 08:21:33 PM
Endless Legend is pretty cool;  reminds me to go back and play it again.. own it on Steam and didnt' play long before I got distracted by another game.

Like an RPG + Civ kinda thing.

Battles are fun, unlike civ with no ai
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Post by: Trent Dole on May 08, 2020, 12:35:29 AM
RDR2 is up and it's 101gb. ???
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Post by: pilonv1 on May 08, 2020, 02:04:44 AM
Makes sense given it's two discs?
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Post by: nachobro on May 08, 2020, 09:23:44 AM
yeah i think the total install size from the disc was like 120 on the X for the game+4K stuff
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Post by: HardcoreRetro on May 12, 2020, 04:38:44 AM
Seems I'm done with the gamepass for now. Finished like 70 of the games that are on the service. Basically the only stuff left I want to play is stuff I own myself.

Hope they've rotated in a new batch of games around the time the Xbox Series X launches. 
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Post by: Sho Nuff on May 12, 2020, 04:53:51 AM
So far played/completed

Outer Worlds
Plague Tale
SOR4
Dead Rising 4
Gears 4
Gears 5
Forza Horizon

Current active multiplayer rotation:
Sea of Thieves
World War Z

This service whoops fucking ass
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Post by: Cerveza mas fina on May 12, 2020, 05:10:28 AM
Something about the colour pallette in Outer Worlds bugs me.
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Post by: Sho Nuff on May 12, 2020, 05:53:55 AM
Something about the colour pallette in Outer Worlds bugs me.

Some of the zones in that game have sorta....repulsive art direction
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Post by: The Sceneman on May 12, 2020, 07:51:26 PM
I think I've just been playing Ace Combat 7 for the past couple months lol. Still not sick of it. Its so good
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Post by: Sho Nuff on May 14, 2020, 12:43:49 AM
Is Rage 2 good or doodoo? I have been doing a good job at not paying for video games and this is right here in front of me
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Post by: The Sceneman on May 14, 2020, 04:23:24 AM
I watched a couple minutes gameplay and it looked boring AF. Like, a wannabe Borderlands game and I hate Borderlands.

Check out VOID BASTARDS if you haven't already. I probably enjoyed that game too much
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Post by: BIONIC on May 14, 2020, 04:57:28 AM
Is Rage 2 good or doodoo? I have been doing a good job at not paying for video games and this is right here in front of me

If youíre expecting a good story or level design then lol.

If you go in just wanting some real satisfying shooting with varied weapons and abilities then itís decent, albeit hilariously repetitive after just a couple of hours. Iíve had quite a bit of fun with it, but it depends on your ability to turn your brain off and check off endless outposts and points of interest on the map.
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Post by: HardcoreRetro on May 14, 2020, 05:08:03 AM
It's basically a modern Far Cry game. On a regular xbone I'd give it a pass. The 60 fps on Xbox One X made it a decent alternative to a Far Cry game.
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Post by: HardcoreRetro on May 19, 2020, 02:13:14 PM
Demi really needs to play Fractured Minds. Easy 1000 gamerscore in like 10 minutes.
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Post by: Stro on May 19, 2020, 02:46:22 PM
I'll be joining PC Gamepass by the end of the week but man the selection isn't very appetizing tbh but it comes free with my graphics card so :yeshrug
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Post by: Bebpo on May 19, 2020, 07:56:36 PM
I'll be joining PC Gamepass by the end of the week but man the selection isn't very appetizing tbh but it comes free with my graphics card so :yeshrug

There is a looooooooooooooooot of great stuff in there. If you want and I'm bored I'll go through and highlight top-tier games in it for you.
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Post by: Stro on May 19, 2020, 09:01:31 PM
I went through and saw maybe 5 total games I'd be interested in playing .


Power Rangers fighter
Dead Rising 4
Maybe Metal Slug
Killer Instinct
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Post by: Sho Nuff on May 21, 2020, 03:13:49 AM
Demi really needs to play Fractured Minds. Easy 1000 gamerscore in like 10 minutes.

I feel gross for having done this
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Post by: HardcoreRetro on May 21, 2020, 07:18:43 AM
Demi really needs to play Fractured Minds. Easy 1000 gamerscore in like 10 minutes.

I feel gross for having done this

I mainly booted it up cause I thought the story behind it was cute. 15 year old girl making her own game about mental health. Got more respect for that than these thot gaming influencers.
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Post by: MMaRsu on May 21, 2020, 08:54:37 AM
I'll be joining PC Gamepass by the end of the week but man the selection isn't very appetizing tbh but it comes free with my graphics card so :yeshrug
which card are u getting again?

My fav gamepass games:

Forza 4 horizon (very good)
Sunset Overdrive
Gears Tactics
Streets of Rage 4
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Post by: Stro on May 21, 2020, 01:15:23 PM
I'll be joining PC Gamepass by the end of the week but man the selection isn't very appetizing tbh but it comes free with my graphics card so :yeshrug
which card are u getting again?

My fav gamepass games:

Forza 4 horizon (very good)
Sunset Overdrive
Gears Tactics
Streets of Rage 4

MSI Radeon RX 570 DirectX 12 RX 570 8GT OC 8GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express x16 (Uses x8) HDCP Ready ATX Video Card
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Post by: demi on May 21, 2020, 01:48:37 PM
Demi really needs to play Fractured Minds. Easy 1000 gamerscore in like 10 minutes.

IMO Gamerscore has lost value to me due to all these "easy" games especially since XB1 launched and more indie titles came up.

I still like Gamerscore and Achievements and Trophies, but I try to focus more on games I want to play

I do sometimes cave and play some easy games like Tacoma so I'm not immune to hypocrisy



Very interested in Minecraft Dungeons I hope it's good
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Post by: Bebpo on May 21, 2020, 04:13:43 PM
I went through and saw maybe 5 total games I'd be interested in playing .


Power Rangers fighter
Dead Rising 4
Maybe Metal Slug
Killer Instinct

Ok, I'm just gonna spend like 3 mins skimming and list stuff I notice:

-Ori 1 & 2
-Plague's Tale
-Pathologic 2
-Blazing Chrome
-World of Horror (early access tho)
-Yakuza 0
-Yakuza Kiwami
-FFXV Complete
-Guacamelee 2
-Streets of Rage 4
-Halo Anniversary
-Gato Roboto
-Gears Tactics
-Forza Horizon 4
-Frostpunk
-Crosscode
-Dirt Rally 4
-Dishonored 2
-Gris
-Hollow Knight
-Kingdom Come Deliverance
-Halo Wars 2
-Metro Exodus (and previous Metro games)
-Lonely Mountain Downhill
-Mutant Road Zero
-Hellblade
-Momodora
-Night Call
-My Time at Portia
-Pillars of Eternity
-Rage 2
-Shadow Tactics
-Samorost 3
-Slay the Spire
-Shadow Warrior 2
-The Messenger
-The Outer Worlds
-Talos Principle
-Where Water Tastes like Wine
-Wolfenstein Youngbloods
-Yoku's Island Express


Pretty much all of those are worth playing/trying. Most of them I can vouch for, some I haven't played/tried but have good word of mouth/reviews
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Post by: Stro on May 21, 2020, 04:37:01 PM
Not all of those are on PC but I have both Yakuza games and KCD from EGS
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Post by: Bebpo on May 21, 2020, 04:50:11 PM
Iím on PC! Those are all on there, I got the list from browsing in the PC app  :lol
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Post by: Rufus on May 21, 2020, 04:59:38 PM
https://www.xbox.com/en-US/xbox-game-pass/games (set to 200 per page for maximum browsing comfort)
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Post by: Stro on May 21, 2020, 07:23:29 PM
Well not all of those show up on the website listing then :yeshrug Some I have on other platforms and others like shooters I'm not interested in, and a bunch of indies I've never heard of
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Post by: The Sceneman on May 26, 2020, 08:19:16 AM
Anyone try Minecraft Dungeons yet?
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Post by: demi on May 26, 2020, 08:32:29 AM
Yes a little. It's ok, in that Torchlight kind of way. Achievements don't look too bad.

I don't think it's cross-play, and you can only play online with friends, theres no random matchmaking.
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Post by: demi on May 26, 2020, 09:11:27 AM
No Man's Sky announced

https://news.xbox.com/en-us/2020/05/26/no-man-sky-xbox-game-pass-june/
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Post by: Pissy F Benny on May 26, 2020, 09:27:25 AM
:leon

will check it out, i had it on launch at ps4 when it was mega dog shit but sold it long before any of the updates
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Post by: CatsCatsCats on May 26, 2020, 12:12:36 PM
No Man's Sky announced

https://news.xbox.com/en-us/2020/05/26/no-man-sky-xbox-game-pass-june/


Bahahaha literally have been waiting to play this for free
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Post by: CatsCatsCats on May 26, 2020, 05:52:30 PM
Well Iím gonna do that FOR FREE
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Post by: Akala on May 26, 2020, 07:03:35 PM
DL'd Minecraft Dungeons but it can't verify ownership and kicks me out.  :'(
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Post by: The Sceneman on May 26, 2020, 07:17:34 PM
Yes a little. It's ok, in that Torchlight kind of way. Achievements don't look too bad.

I don't think it's cross-play, and you can only play online with friends, theres no random matchmaking.

Yeah I want something a bit more chill in my rotation, been playing Ace Combat for S ranks and Evil Within 2 on nightmare which is all edge of your seat shit. Some hack n slash grindan could be good. Will get today.

No random matchmaking is ass though
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Post by: Trent Dole on May 26, 2020, 07:33:50 PM
Yes a little. It's ok, in that Torchlight kind of way. Achievements don't look too bad.

I don't think it's cross-play, and you can only play online with friends, theres no random matchmaking.

Yeah I want something a bit more chill in my rotation, been playing Ace Combat for S ranks and Evil Within 2 on nightmare which is all edge of your seat shit. Some hack n slash grindan could be good. Will get today.

No random matchmaking is ass though
Boresquad assemble?
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Post by: Stro on May 26, 2020, 09:40:49 PM
Tested out my new system with the big guns


Power Rangers Battle For The Grid


:lol


It's actually pretty fun, I feel like you can really just button mash your way through but a couple of stages in the story you're going to have to develop a strategy and some techy kind of stuff. For a short arcade story mode it's pretty fun tbh.
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Post by: Cerveza mas fina on May 27, 2020, 04:38:49 AM
Anyone try Minecraft Dungeons yet?

Yeah its allright, bit too easy so far on the normal setting so I hope it ramps up.

Edit: to be clear its def more a challenge then lets say Diablo 3 on a first playthrough
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Post by: demi on May 27, 2020, 10:20:24 AM
You have to beat the game to unlock harder difficulties (Normal -> Adventure -> Apocalypse)
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Post by: Cerveza mas fina on May 27, 2020, 04:46:50 PM
Thats a bummer yeah but even on normal there is some fun, unlike Diablo 3.
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Post by: demi on May 27, 2020, 05:03:32 PM
The best you can do right now is just notch up the difficulty before starting a level
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Post by: Rufus on May 27, 2020, 05:25:10 PM
Minecraft Dungeons is OK. It's just really barebones. I played partway into the second difficulty and put it down, likely permanently. The fun is in finding gear with powerful enchants, but it's not enough.

I do think it has an edge on the snowblind engine games, though. Those are almost as shallow mechanically, but their progression is much slower, as I found out recently when I tried to play Champions of Norrath.

Best weapons I found:
Sacrificial dagger's (the wavey ones) with the enchant that procs a small tornado on the last hit of a combo. Those daggers only have a single forward thrust which counts as a 1-hit combo, so every time you stab, a tornado comes out. The range is limited, but it was good enough to allow me to do missions well above my power level.

Another that was really good was a crossbow with the infinity enchant. Upgraded to lvl 3, you have a 47% (?) chance to not use up an arrow. This counts for special attack projectiles as well, so occasionally you can fire the firework two, three or maybe even four times in a row.

There's likely a lot more good combos like these, but I couldn't be bothered to find out.
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Post by: Trent Dole on May 27, 2020, 08:29:02 PM
I played the intro/tutorial stage and got the impression that it's Diablo for tards. Or kids. Same thing really.
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Post by: demi on May 27, 2020, 11:04:48 PM
Yeah I played it in a co-op session and it's pretty braindead. I keep having to notch up the difficulty.

There are a lot of mobs so you can get overwhelmed though. Havent really been getting much in loot drops.
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Post by: CatsCatsCats on May 31, 2020, 02:01:29 PM
Can you drop in on friends in minecraft dungeons? Gonna start a online game, check it out
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Post by: demi on May 31, 2020, 03:01:39 PM
Yes you can see a list of who is playing on the main menu
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Post by: The Sceneman on June 01, 2020, 12:15:58 AM
Minecraft Dungeons does seem a bit simple, but it's probably really good for couch co-op + beers. Loot progression seems nice n easy, just scrap everything you don't want or something, then get new on-level shit from the blacksmith. Gamerscore looks piss easy
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Post by: demi on June 01, 2020, 12:42:50 AM
You could use LFG if you want to play with people. Just make sure you are host so you dont get kicked or anything
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: The Sceneman on June 01, 2020, 11:57:23 PM
Curious thing about Minecraft Dungeons is theres next to no tutorial or instruction manual. Like, some items have multiple enchant slots? You get your points back by scrapping an item? Yeah cool I figured out this shit myself but I've played hundreds of games, and this one is aimed at little kids so I can see some of em getting lost, even Minecraft veterans might get confused cos the gameplay systems have nothing to do with Minecraft.

Game is quite fun if you raise the difficulty a wee bit, but yeah this is very very rote stuff. Surprised it took this long for a Minecraft spinoff to even come out
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: demi on June 01, 2020, 11:58:26 PM
It actually gets pretty hard in the further difficulties. I just finished the second mode (Adventure) and it took us a few runs and switching around trinkets and gear to get some synergy going.
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: Cerveza mas fina on June 02, 2020, 04:46:38 PM
If Gears 4 was a fine 7/10 shooter Gears 5 so far is a 9/10.

Story is actually interesting again, gameplay slightly tweaked. Nice.
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: Stro on June 02, 2020, 08:32:48 PM
This service should have more NEOGEO games, especially 3 Count Bout :jeb
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: Sho Nuff on June 02, 2020, 09:04:08 PM
Tearing through DMC5. This is the greatest service ever
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: The Sceneman on June 07, 2020, 08:50:08 PM
Gave Slay the Spire a go as I like deckbuilding games and roguelikes.

Cool game but WTF I beat it on my first attempt. Was this just a major fluke? Cos what kind of roguelike do you win first try?

I get theres plenty more content and challenges, but still
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: Sho Nuff on June 07, 2020, 09:52:38 PM
Playing Shadow Warrior 2. WTF when did this turn into a looter shooter? I like it. Polish devs ftw
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: The Sceneman on June 07, 2020, 11:58:58 PM
This service should have more NEOGEO games, especially 3 Count Bout :jeb

I will literally start kicking my feet and snorting if they let me download Burning Fight for FREE
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: OnlyRegret on June 10, 2020, 01:08:38 PM
KH3

I'm too bored to continue playing this
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: Pissy F Benny on June 10, 2020, 02:30:05 PM
You need to look inside your heart and let it guide you m8
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: Don Rumata on June 10, 2020, 08:08:44 PM
KH3

I'm too bored to continue playing this
That's on gamepass?
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: Sho Nuff on June 10, 2020, 08:11:30 PM
Yeah it's there, I don't think I have the patience to deal with this when FF7R exists
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: Lonewulfeus on June 10, 2020, 09:53:17 PM
KH3

I'm too bored to continue playing this
That's on gamepass?

Yes and the rest of the KH games come to gamepass tomorrow.
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: OnlyRegret on June 11, 2020, 01:07:45 AM
You need to look inside your heart and let it guide you m8

these characters are annoying and the combat loses its luster after the 20th bumper car call-in
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Post by: Pissy F Benny on June 11, 2020, 01:47:24 AM
Shit sux :lol but I have a mild fascination with what impenetrable gibberish the series is
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: CatsCatsCats on June 11, 2020, 11:23:54 AM
No Manís Sky is up
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: Akala on June 11, 2020, 11:08:56 PM
Battletech is on PC cause of course it is as I just bought it. It's pretty good, very Front Mission 3.
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: chronovore on June 12, 2020, 03:22:47 AM
Battletech is on PC cause of course it is as I just bought it. It's pretty good, very Front Mission 3.

Doesn't Battletech on computers predate Front Mission by -- like a whole bunch? Or are you saying the gameplay of FM3 is specifically where Battletech drew its current inspiration?
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: Akala on June 12, 2020, 02:56:54 PM
just the vibe, and the way limb damage is handled IIRC. battletech is way older property but they don't generally put out games like this? it's been since FM3 since I have felt similar.
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: Pissy F Benny on June 12, 2020, 04:49:02 PM
No Manís Sky is up

And itís still dog shit, I want my bandwidth back :hhh
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: Rufus on June 12, 2020, 06:29:04 PM
No Manís Sky is up

And itís still dog shit, I want my bandwidth back :hhh
Yeah, I repaired my ship, blasted off into space (which looked like atmosphere because it was lime green), landed on the second planet and uninstalled, because I figured I would be doing exactly this going forward, except with more steps. No thanks. :doge
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: Pissy F Benny on June 12, 2020, 06:49:00 PM
Wow yet another boring shithole for me to explore :doge

spoiler (click to show/hide)
I didnít even make it off the first planet before thinking Ďfuck this shidí to myself and turning it off
[close]
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: Cerveza mas fina on June 13, 2020, 12:57:31 AM
Tried sniper elite and shot some germans, pretty cool but I dony have the patience for this now.

Fired up Yakuza 0. Endured 45 min of almost entirely cutscenes to set the story up. There was karaoke qte. Never played a yakuza game so im intrigued. Will probably come back to this one day.

So happy I could try two games that were always on my radar but Id prob never buy.

Decided Im going to play Gears Judgment instead as its the last Gears game I havent beat.

Also installing Mastee Chief collection and wondering how to tackle the Halo series. Ive only ever finished one solo. Think Ill go reach-3-odst-4-5? Just skip 2.
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: Trent Dole on June 13, 2020, 01:34:59 AM
I've been told that it's better to play Yakuza 1 first and then 0 cause things will make more sense that way.
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: Cerveza mas fina on June 13, 2020, 06:51:58 AM
I know I won't finish it, but will play like 5-10 hours to get a feel and enjoy it :)
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: CatsCatsCats on June 13, 2020, 01:56:06 PM
Iím liking no mans sky, pretty open and fun once youíre terraforming and base building.
I dug out a sweet cave, put my house in it, built a big stone statue, and now Iím continuing on the missions/guide
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: BisMarckie on June 13, 2020, 02:01:36 PM
No ManĎs Sky is a pretty chill game. Perfect to watch some shit in the background. I already liked the barebones launch version.
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: CatsCatsCats on June 13, 2020, 03:10:22 PM
Iím really enjoying it. Gone in pretty much blind, Iím on a space station now trying to piece together alien languages and shit. Pretty good mix of just having elements to play with and a storyline-ish progression to follow when you want to add more stuff, imo
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: Cerveza mas fina on June 13, 2020, 04:29:56 PM
Halo Reach feels really dated zzz
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: Bebpo on June 13, 2020, 11:11:32 PM
Played like 4 hours of No Man's Sky. I like it and am bored/annoyed at the same time. Every time I find something I need to gather stuff to use it and half the time I have no idea where to get it. Just seems kind of tedious, but it's a cool concept.
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: Sho Nuff on June 14, 2020, 01:20:10 AM
I wanted to like NMS but there's too much of "Mine this thing so you can get a jpeg, then drag the jpeg into the other jpeg, then you can turn those into jpegs that let you actually fly around and have fun"
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: Cerveza mas fina on June 14, 2020, 05:32:02 AM
Sounds like 95% games with crafting
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: MMaRsu on June 14, 2020, 07:29:50 AM
Why does NMS run so badly? I get more FPS in RDR2 and that looks worlds better

 ???
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: Pissy F Benny on June 14, 2020, 07:41:41 AM
Shit sux :trumps
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: CatsCatsCats on June 14, 2020, 11:16:48 AM
Once you have storage containers and portals, you can get stocked up pretty well on resources. Also got a shit ton of credits from space fights with fugitives while mining asteroids. Still really liking it, I have 3 bases set up with portals on wildly different planets, looking forward to expanding my network :) 

It really sorta slow plays all the things you can do, so I could see not getting into it easily, but there really is a lot here now imo
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: CatsCatsCats on June 14, 2020, 01:54:39 PM
Yeah I got to the Anomaly and this game has a lot of great stuff if you get to it :lol
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: Bebpo on June 14, 2020, 01:55:17 PM
Once you have storage containers and portals, you can get stocked up pretty well on resources. Also got a shit ton of credits from space fights with fugitives while mining asteroids. Still really liking it, I have 3 bases set up with portals on wildly different planets, looking forward to expanding my network :) 

It really sorta slow plays all the things you can do, so I could see not getting into it easily, but there really is a lot here now imo

I hear you, I just got discouraged by always running out of inventory storage and having to constantly discard stuff and on PC the crashes. Since the game has a really dumb save system instead of just like autosave every few mins, having it randomly crash at any time on PC and then sit through 2-3 min initial load is :|

Like I got to the point after the space station (which was also discouraging since I couldn't talk or understand almost anyone and just doing one word at a time was tedious) where I built a signal booster and found a drop shit with suit upgrades but then I fly there on the other side of the planet and it needs items I don't have and I don't know where to go "Antimatter" and some other one that's refined from caves stuff but how do I easily even find caves??

On top of that I decoded a bunch of maps at the space station but like 30 mins later when I'm on the planet doing all this stuff I go hmmm, maybe I'll take a break from this suit upgrade and go check out some of these places the map showed...but I have no idea where they are and I can't figure out how to find them. There's no markers to any other planet in space and there is nothing in my logs about them. Whoops.

I wish the game had a normal map screen that just had icon markers for all the stuff you've found, maps you've decoded, etc... other than knowing where my base is and the space station is I don't really know where anything is and it's really confusing and makes trying to find materials a pain.

Also stuff like sodium plants give you so little sodium and my hazard suit keeps eating it all up so it's not like carbon where I shoot every planet and have a ton of it or ferrite dust from shooting rocks.

Oh and man it was sad when I built a portal and a generator to power it and connected the wire and filled it with fuel and it was good for....3 mins and 30 seconds. Like that seems pretty useless if everything will just be out of power the second you leave and come back.


I feel like when you get to the point in the game where you have 1) more storage space, 2) a vehicle to move faster without getting in and out of your ship constantly, 3) a general idea of where to get the stuff you need for crafting, 4) enough language to actually communicate with NPCs....at that point I think it'd be fun. But it just feels like that's a whole lot of work to get there.

I don't generally play these kinds of games since I don't like the gathering/crafting genre, but what I played of Subnautica felt a lot like No Man Sky but better and faster and smoother progression. Playing No Man Sky made me want to go and try that again.
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: CatsCatsCats on June 14, 2020, 03:42:53 PM
I just put up solar panels with batteries that charge all day, the first biofuel engine thing you get is like, okay for an emergency. Thereís so much in the technology trees to play with later on that solve every problem youíve had, and for me thatís where the satisfaction comes in. Eventually you having to solve a bunch of tiny little problems adds up to you having a fairly decent tool set and resource pool. I feel like to really give the game a chance, you gotta reach the Anomaly and explore some of what it has to offer. But if you canít get there, guess the game failed ya 🤷‍♀️
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: Bebpo on June 14, 2020, 06:37:46 PM
I just put up solar panels with batteries that charge all day, the first biofuel engine thing you get is like, okay for an emergency. Thereís so much in the technology trees to play with later on that solve every problem youíve had, and for me thatís where the satisfaction comes in. Eventually you having to solve a bunch of tiny little problems adds up to you having a fairly decent tool set and resource pool. I feel like to really give the game a chance, you gotta reach the Anomaly and explore some of what it has to offer. But if you canít get there, guess the game failed ya 🤷‍♀️

Yeah, maybe I'll give it another try and see if I can get that far.
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: The Sceneman on June 14, 2020, 08:18:45 PM
Gave Deliver Us the Moon a go as theres a weekly rewards quest for playing it.

Uh its definitely a zero budget indie game. I think as a proof-of-concept its pretty good though. I really enjoy scifi films like Interstellar and Ad-Astra and this game is definitely in the tradition of those. Theres already been a few different gameplay concepts introduced and theres some neat ideas in this. AAA version of this game idea please.

Best part is how the VA is quite obviously europeans putting on british/american accents. Its kinda cute
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: Bebpo on June 15, 2020, 02:01:45 AM
I just put up solar panels with batteries that charge all day, the first biofuel engine thing you get is like, okay for an emergency. Thereís so much in the technology trees to play with later on that solve every problem youíve had, and for me thatís where the satisfaction comes in. Eventually you having to solve a bunch of tiny little problems adds up to you having a fairly decent tool set and resource pool. I feel like to really give the game a chance, you gotta reach the Anomaly and explore some of what it has to offer. But if you canít get there, guess the game failed ya 🤷‍♀️

Yeah, maybe I'll give it another try and see if I can get that far.

Got to the anomaly multiplayer hub station and see all the million upgrades. I built a second base out on the 2nd solar system and it seems to take me about 20 mins to gather enough carbon/ferrite to build a base and all the machines and a teleporter on a new planet. Don't have enough salvaged data to unlock the solar power and batteries, still haven't gotten any cargo upgrades but I did get the space truck blueprint on the station.

It's an interesting game, but I can't help the feeling that I'm not making much progress and it's just running across the same things over and over on each planet (drop pods, abandoned stations with organic life, people occasionally). I think my issue is at most of these spots there isn't much to do besides grab a couple of a chest. I feel like what I want out of this game is more like Mass Effect where I want to run into people and get quests to do things across the galaxy. Not just build and repair and slowly get closer to the main game's endgoal.

Basically it's good, but yeah it's just not for me. Glad I gave it more of a shot though.
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: chronovore on June 15, 2020, 02:18:13 AM
Played What the Golf?! on Apple Arcade. Itís fantastic. This is not just clever and funny, itís a clinic on player expectations, UI, UX, and what happens when they donít align.
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: CatsCatsCats on June 15, 2020, 08:21:20 PM
Played a bit of moonlighter, kinda fun
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: CatsCatsCats on June 16, 2020, 02:56:18 AM
*blinks really hard* have played moonlighter for hours now, Iím such a sucker for rogue shit
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: Bebpo on June 16, 2020, 02:22:41 PM
*blinks really hard* have played moonlighter for hours now, Iím such a sucker for rogue shit

Tried this out, seems pretty cool. Really digging the spritework.

Is there any point to the items you pick up in the dungeon besides selling them? I notice there's 2 separate inventories of on your person and backpack. What's the difference?
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: Stoney Mason on June 16, 2020, 02:46:17 PM
I think I'll try no man sky. Hated it when it originally came out. I have my doubts whether I will like it any more now. But will give it a shot.
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: CatsCatsCats on June 16, 2020, 03:40:32 PM
Iím not really sure, but you might keep stuff on your person when you die, but lose the bag contents. Eventually you get a blacksmith and an enchantress type lady who will use various ingredients for upgrades. I cheated and used a price list I got off the web, the guessing is too hard lol

But yeah, I really like the sprite work and animation in the game
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Post by: CatsCatsCats on June 17, 2020, 01:10:28 AM
Beat it and started the ng+ Lol
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: Beezy on June 19, 2020, 03:10:59 AM
Finally started taking advantage of GamePass after SoR4 came out. I'm assuming the MS published games will be on there forever, so I'm ignoring them for now.

Ace Combat 7 was so good that I bought the DLC, but the first mission is hard as hell even on normal. Most players online are ridiculously good also.

Rocket League is awesome, but most players in this game are too good also. It's still fun to play though.

I made sure to play SUPERHOT before it left the service only to find out that I already had it through XBL Gold lol. It's great on first playthrough, but then I was over it. Did some of the challenges, but lost interest pretty quick.

Jump Force is fucking trash. Deleted it after 15 mins.

Dishonored 2 seems pretty cool and I want to continue it (never played the first), but I've always had issues with motion sickness when playing first person campaigns. Got to the ship at the beginning of the game then I had to lay on my floor for about 20 mins.

Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid plays well for what feels like a budget game. Mechanics don't seem deep at all, but it's enjoyable. The achievements are fucking dumb though. I don't know if I've played 1000 ranked fights in any online fighter.

Not sure how to feel about Monster Hunter World yet. Just started tonight and I've only done one mission/quest. Combat didn't seem like anything special tbh. If it doesn't keep my attention, then I'll move on to either Nier Automata or Yakuza Kiwami next. I wish we knew far in advance when games are scheduled to leave so I could prioritize what to play, but oh well. This service has me trying a lot that I never would have otherwise.
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: Cerveza mas fina on June 19, 2020, 09:42:00 AM
Started really playing DR4

My first DR since 1 over a decade ago.

Game has been made a lot more accessible and less "hardcore". Still good fun though.
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: CatsCatsCats on June 19, 2020, 12:56:49 PM
Iíve also dipped my toes into rocket league, very fun but some people playing are definitely doing so with hundreds of hours learning lol
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: Cerveza mas fina on June 19, 2020, 01:07:36 PM
Its pretty late to jump into now imho since the game really has a  heigh skill ceiling

Any fps shooter you can get lucky and get a kill but here its different
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: mormapope on June 19, 2020, 01:30:42 PM
Rocket League has tons of lil things to understand and *get* versus any other team based game. It's a mix of acrobatic beauty and rugby. Situational awareness and awareness in general is important.

Almost got to diamond in ranked, but people take the shit incredibly seriously, combined with frustration of there being no cohesive teamwork.

The amount of 14 year old white teenie fucks that wanna be the next Rocket Kobe, ruins a lot of fun and competitiveness the game has.
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Post by: MMaRsu on June 19, 2020, 01:36:29 PM
If anyone ever wants to play some RL im always down!
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Post by: CatsCatsCats on June 19, 2020, 01:49:16 PM
Yeah, I do okay, there is some situational awareness that transferred from my hours and hours of lucioball in overwatch. Nailed a number of goals just by hanging back and knowing when to try it
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Post by: Great Rumbler on June 19, 2020, 02:05:09 PM
I think I'll try no man sky. Hated it when it originally came out. I have my doubts whether I will like it any more now. But will give it a shot.

It's changed quite a bit from a couple years ago when I first played it.
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: The Sceneman on June 19, 2020, 08:56:08 PM

Ace Combat 7 was so good that I bought the DLC, but the first mission is hard as hell even on normal. Most players online are ridiculously good also.


Yeah I also bought the DLC cos I loved the game so much - fully worth it. Did you pick up the season pass? Because the DLC planes are some of the best in the game and do help with getting S ranks. The DLC missions are hard - but are more manageable with the right loadout. Ensure you get all the single player parts from the aircraft tree.

I used this guide to get all S -ranks, the loadout suggestions are great: https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1735952104

The parts that enhance missile homing are a 100% game changer.

Re: online, these guys have good loadouts and weapons. Try and take note of what planes are popular and use those. The MP only parts are very strong and you need to grind for them.
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Post by: Sho Nuff on June 19, 2020, 09:24:18 PM
Started really playing DR4

My first DR since 1 over a decade ago.

Game has been made a lot more accessible and less "hardcore". Still good fun though.

I enjoyed this way more than I should have. It's pretty easy and you blast through the skill tree so you're essentially a walking tank a few hours in. I'm old and crotchety so I have no problem with that. Also I found the Cammy costume and Frank was like "THIS IS A NO BODY SHAMING ZONE" and I was like "OK this game is the best"
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Post by: The Sceneman on June 19, 2020, 09:26:33 PM
I loved DR 1 & 2 so might give it a go. Can see why the timer put people off but I liked the urgency of it
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: demi on June 20, 2020, 08:42:42 AM
Game is awful, you have to pay for the real ending, and it was the nail in the coffin for Vancouver

Free is about the right price for it
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Post by: MMaRsu on June 20, 2020, 09:00:32 AM
If its one thing demi and I can agree on is that dr4 is trashfire
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: Bebpo on June 20, 2020, 12:14:27 PM
The article recently where the team was trash talking why their own game is shitty (studio interference) kinda sealed the deal on not worth even installing it.

I loved the fuck out of DR1/2/OTR, even had a somewhat enjoyable stepped down time out of DR3. But yeah, just does not sound enjoyable at all.

Also getting rid of the timer is lolz, basically like making a Mario game and taking out the ability to get hit. The whole gameplay of the series was the intensity of having to make time pressure challenges and decisions. The combat was never particularly great (it was ok, combo weapons are cool) but it was slowing you down and that made it a challenge and exciting.
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Post by: CatsCatsCats on June 20, 2020, 01:16:20 PM
Honestly the hardest part about rocket league is the total lack of team work usually
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Post by: MMaRsu on June 20, 2020, 01:36:30 PM
Honestly the hardest part about rocket league is the total lack of team work usually

add me on steam bruv letd get some games in, I was tearing it up last night
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Post by: mormapope on June 20, 2020, 01:51:02 PM
Dead Rising seemed like a fluke regarding how great the first one was. The series immediately lost me when co op and combo weapon crafting was introduced in 2. Along with using a similar setting, it felt like the series was sent to mediocrity right away.

Like, today in my head, a dream Dead Rising game:

Tropical setting
Setting revolves around 3 main areas

Cruise ship, resort island nearby, and the open ocean

3 days, overtime mode is strictly the island, and eventually an underground lab/research facility.


Zombies on island, zombies also come from the depths of the ocean and come up on the beach (elite, older zombies), zombie fish and sharks.

At night, island becomes borderline inhabitable, must retreat to cruise ship. Tower defense styled mode at night where you defend the cruise ship from zombies and bigger zombie fish/whales.

Use zombies and food as bait to kill or capture zombie fish.

Story is the US government wanted to conduct top secret research on zombified tuna. Reasoning being if it's successful or a failure, the public wouldn't know because it's harder to uncover mysteries from the ocean. (In line with the satirical story from 1).

Main character is a teenager that's visiting his fisherman dad. He lives on resort island where he runs a fishing operation. On a routine fishing trip, the son notices something odd floating and wants to investigate. Takes a smaller boat to see it's a zombie. As this is happening, a infected whale destroys his father's ship and eats everyone on board. Son sees a cruise ship in the distance, races towards it.

No co-op, no combo cards, simple survival recipes/crafting, focus is on building shit on the cruise ship and upgrading that over combo cards.

Dead Rising would also be a clever name, because it'd literally be dead bodies in the ocean rising to the top and coming to shore  :lol :doge

Also, very open world, where you travel in between those three areas constantly.
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: toku on June 20, 2020, 02:04:57 PM
Dead Rising seemed like a fluke regarding how great the first one was. The series immediately lost me when co op and combo weapon crafting was introduced in 2. Along with using a similar setting, it felt like the series was sent to mediocrity right away.

Like, today in my head, a dream Dead Rising game:

Tropical setting
Setting revolves around 3 main areas

Cruise ship, resort island nearby, and the open ocean

3 days, overtime mode is strictly the island, and eventually an underground lab/research facility.


Zombies on island, zombies also come from the depths of the ocean and come up on the beach (elite, older zombies), zombie fish and sharks.

At night, island becomes borderline inhabitable, must retreat to cruise ship. Tower defense styled mode at night where you defend the cruise ship from zombies and bigger zombie fish/whales.

Use zombies and food as bait to kill or capture zombie fish.

Story is the US government wanted to conduct top secret research on zombified tuna. Reasoning being if it's successful or a failure, the public wouldn't know because it's harder to uncover mysteries from the ocean. (In line with the satirical story from 1).

Main character is a teenager that's visiting his fisherman dad. He lives on resort island where he runs a fishing operation. On a routine fishing trip, the son notices something odd floating and wants to investigate. Takes a smaller boat to see it's a zombie. As this is happening, a infected whale destroys his father's ship and eats everyone on board. Son sees a cruise ship in the distance, races towards it.

No co-op, no combo cards, simple survival recipes/crafting, focus is on building shit on the cruise ship and upgrading that over combo cards.

Dead Rising would also be a clever name, because it'd literally be dead bodies in the ocean rising to the top and coming to shore  :lol :doge

Also, very open world, where you travel in between those three areas constantly.

Isn't this basically what Dead Island 2 was supposed to be and development of that game broke like 3 studios lol
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Post by: demi on June 20, 2020, 02:35:49 PM
Dead Rising 2 / OTR is like the best in the series though. Co-op + combo crafting rules

DR4 was literally made be people who haven't played DR before. Design by committee

I enjoyed Dead Island + Riptide as well
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Post by: CatsCatsCats on June 20, 2020, 07:54:57 PM
Honestly the hardest part about rocket league is the total lack of team work usually

add me on steam bruv letd get some games in, I was tearing it up last night

Iím playing on Xbox but my rocketid is SpencerGR#1673
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Post by: chronovore on June 21, 2020, 11:02:56 AM
Dead Rising seemed like a fluke regarding how great the first one was. The series immediately lost me when co op and combo weapon crafting was introduced in 2. Along with using a similar setting, it felt like the series was sent to mediocrity right away.

Like, today in my head, a dream Dead Rising game:

Tropical setting
Setting revolves around 3 main areas

Cruise ship, resort island nearby, and the open ocean

3 days, overtime mode is strictly the island, and eventually an underground lab/research facility.


Zombies on island, zombies also come from the depths of the ocean and come up on the beach (elite, older zombies), zombie fish and sharks.

At night, island becomes borderline inhabitable, must retreat to cruise ship. Tower defense styled mode at night where you defend the cruise ship from zombies and bigger zombie fish/whales.

Use zombies and food as bait to kill or capture zombie fish.

Story is the US government wanted to conduct top secret research on zombified tuna. Reasoning being if it's successful or a failure, the public wouldn't know because it's harder to uncover mysteries from the ocean. (In line with the satirical story from 1).

Main character is a teenager that's visiting his fisherman dad. He lives on resort island where he runs a fishing operation. On a routine fishing trip, the son notices something odd floating and wants to investigate. Takes a smaller boat to see it's a zombie. As this is happening, a infected whale destroys his father's ship and eats everyone on board. Son sees a cruise ship in the distance, races towards it.

No co-op, no combo cards, simple survival recipes/crafting, focus is on building shit on the cruise ship and upgrading that over combo cards.

Dead Rising would also be a clever name, because it'd literally be dead bodies in the ocean rising to the top and coming to shore  :lol :doge

Also, very open world, where you travel in between those three areas constantly.

:iface
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Post by: mormapope on June 21, 2020, 12:34:12 PM
There are much worse fan fiction styled passion projects than what I suggested  :doge

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Post by: MMaRsu on June 21, 2020, 12:40:26 PM
some of it sounds pretty cool but eh they will never make a good DR game again
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Post by: Stro on June 21, 2020, 12:41:00 PM
Sorry for playing DR 4 guys :stahp
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Post by: demi on June 21, 2020, 01:43:35 PM
It's cool man. As long as you understand that DR4 is trash and ruined the series and we will never get a new one again for a long time because of it
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Post by: Cerveza mas fina on June 21, 2020, 04:19:21 PM
Ive put like 10 hours into DR4 now and its gotten pretty monotonous to the point I might not keep playing. Im.like halfway through the cases but I dont feel like there is anything new waiting for me anymore.
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Post by: Beezy on June 22, 2020, 01:24:33 AM

Ace Combat 7 was so good that I bought the DLC, but the first mission is hard as hell even on normal. Most players online are ridiculously good also.


Yeah I also bought the DLC cos I loved the game so much - fully worth it. Did you pick up the season pass? Because the DLC planes are some of the best in the game and do help with getting S ranks. The DLC missions are hard - but are more manageable with the right loadout. Ensure you get all the single player parts from the aircraft tree.

I used this guide to get all S -ranks, the loadout suggestions are great: https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1735952104

The parts that enhance missile homing are a 100% game changer.

Re: online, these guys have good loadouts and weapons. Try and take note of what planes are popular and use those. The MP only parts are very strong and you need to grind for them.
Yeah, I got the season pass when it was on sale. I guess I'll do every mission again on easy and hard for money. I only have like a third of the parts and planes from single player.
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Post by: Bebpo on June 22, 2020, 01:47:48 AM
Sorry for playing DR 4 guys :stahp

Now I feel bad  :'(

Enjoy what you like
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Post by: CatsCatsCats on June 25, 2020, 12:08:16 PM
Streets of Rogue added, seems right up my ally
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Post by: Sho Nuff on June 25, 2020, 12:54:08 PM
Observation is FUCKING TIGHT. Donít read anything about it. Just play it.
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Post by: demi on June 25, 2020, 12:55:25 PM
I downloaded Observation and The Messenger
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Post by: MMaRsu on June 25, 2020, 01:29:51 PM
Observation is FUCKING TIGHT. Donít read anything about it. Just play it.

Sho Nuff will do
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Post by: Sho Nuff on June 25, 2020, 09:13:42 PM
Observation is FUCKING TIGHT. Donít read anything about it. Just play it.

Sho Nuff will do

Apparently it doesn't deliver on the first hour, which I played and was blown away by? So I may be mistaken? Dunno, digging it so far.
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Post by: Bebpo on June 29, 2020, 09:02:33 PM
Cats, I gave Moonlighter some more time and I'm gonna bail. It's a cool game but it feels too much of a job/grind. Like you want to upgrade your sword? -> go to dungeon for mats but don't sell them -> you want to upgrade your sword? -> Need money, so go get other mats and sell them. But then in the dungeons your backpack inventory is so small that you fill it in the first floor and then if you keep going you have to choose what mats to leave to make space for the good mats, but this means memorizing or writing down all the mats that sell low and all the mats you don't need for crafting and ughhhhhhhh it is too much work at that point.

I think if the backpack was unlimited space and you just brought back all the stuff you get in a dungeon run I'd keep going but as is, it's just too much for me right now in a game.

Observation is FUCKING TIGHT. Donít read anything about it. Just play it.

I'll have to check this out.

There's like 3 space station/moon games on Game Pass this year and I can't tell them apart.
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Post by: CatsCatsCats on June 29, 2020, 09:43:58 PM
Yeah, I bailed on the ng+ pretty quick. But what I did was just put everything I wanted to make on my wishlist, when you do that itíll mark mats as needed for something in your wishlist when you find em. Sold everything else, dumped wish list items in chests. You can craft at the blacksmith or the witch lady with items in your chests. I just stuck to one type of armor (iron I think?), spears, and bows for alternate. Once you upgrade, take it off the wishlist and if nothing else needs that item it goes into the sell pile. Like I said, I also used a price guide, so I had a lot of money flowing by the end.

It is basically a clicker game with some dungeon crawling, no shame in bailing
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Post by: Bebpo on June 29, 2020, 10:08:53 PM
Ah, I didn't mess with the wishlist feature, but that sounds really helpful. Might give it one more run at some point.
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Post by: Sho Nuff on June 29, 2020, 11:00:41 PM
Not understanding how the free play weekends work. Played through Hitman's opening mission and then the Miami level; there was another legacy Hitman 1 level available too. Thought it ended Sunday night but was able to play again on Monday. Weird.
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Post by: Trent Dole on June 29, 2020, 11:27:49 PM
I think it cuts off at a certain time on Monday and they maybe forgot to turn it off?
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Post by: CatsCatsCats on June 29, 2020, 11:46:42 PM
Ah, I didn't mess with the wishlist feature, but that sounds really helpful. Might give it one more run at some point.

You can even tell if itís something you need if you canít tell what it is!
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Post by: Bebpo on June 29, 2020, 11:51:26 PM
Observation is FUCKING TIGHT. Donít read anything about it. Just play it.

Yeah, this is cool. The way it's uses effects to create an almost photorealistism is impressive.

On PC for some reason the mouse is buggy in response mode and jumps all over. Controller works fine.
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Post by: Bebpo on June 30, 2020, 06:54:10 PM
Cats, so Moonlighter clicked! Cleared the first dungeon.

That wishlist thing really made it workable. Although I learned a few things as it started clicking. Mostly that power + potions >>>>>> armor that just raises max HP because who cares what your max HP is if you're going to be spending potions replenishing. Also money >>>> mats, you can always grind for some mats later. Sell everything and make tons of money and then upgrade enough to beat each dungeon.

Once I got the 2nd sword + shield and upgraded it for 75 DMG + had a ton of potions + had access to the 2,000 gold teleport door it became a pretty good good gameplay loot. Was getting lots of money, and just selling everything and not saving any mats since the only upgrades I needed were in the next dungeon anyhow. Got a bunch of shop/town upgrades.

I tried using the other weapons, but I feel like too many bosses have attacks you basically have to block, so anything other than shield+sword is whatever. Although I guess you could block with shield and quick change to a stronger weapon to attack and then back to shield to block hits but that's a lot of effort. So I'm just focusing on maxing out sword&shield.

Have like 75,000 gold now but don't have the forest dungeon mats to get the 3rd sword yet, so just doing another run through the first dungeon to get all the armor pieces since I got the money and might as well beef up some more before beating dungeon #2.

Once I got going, definitely an addictive loop. I feel like the loop is probably just more of the same from this point on. Doing the same strategy to upgrade and get $$$ and make progression towards beating it. But it's fun enough that I can see myself playing through the rest of the dungeons.
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Post by: CatsCatsCats on June 30, 2020, 10:14:30 PM
The charge move with the spear has a ton of invincibility frames, I used it to charge through the attacks youíre probably blocking (and bosses) but yes youíve hit that sweet satisfying vein I found in this game! For every dungeon I just completed the items I wanted, enchanted the shit out my spear, bought all the upgrades I could, then used the teleport thing on the last level with the intention of slaying the boss the next run. Rinse, repeat. Might hafts finish up the ng+ now :lol

Oh and you carry your money over in a ng+ so stock a bit up if you go for it
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Post by: Bebpo on July 01, 2020, 04:12:35 AM
The charge move with the spear has a ton of invincibility frames, I used it to charge through the attacks youíre probably blocking (and bosses) but yes youíve hit that sweet satisfying vein I found in this game! For every dungeon I just completed the items I wanted, enchanted the shit out my spear, bought all the upgrades I could, then used the teleport thing on the last level with the intention of slaying the boss the next run. Rinse, repeat. Might hafts finish up the ng+ now :lol

Oh and you carry your money over in a ng+ so stock a bit up if you go for it

Yeah, played all night and got to the 4th dungeon. I feel like some of the boss stuff is just face tanking. Have enough damage output that you just stand in their face and keep hitting them and using potions and try to kill them before you die. Because I feel like some of their attacks come off as pretty impossible to block/dodge. In fact block is useless for a lot of it so I feel like maybe I should just get the highest damage weapon (big sword I assume) instead of sword & shield I'm using.

Just need the final weapon and final shop upgrade. My armor is lagging because it doesn't seem that important, so need to finish up the lvl.3 armor set from the sand dungeon and then will do the 4th dungeon.

I feel like the only "grind" in the game is for potion materials. If you're out of potions you basically can't do much. Luckily I've been getting a lot of potion materials and only had to do a potion mats run once or twice.

I do feel like the dungeons are all the same though. Like you start off weak and it takes 3-4 hits to kill each enemy and then you upgrade and you kill everything in 2 hits -> new dungeon and takes 3-4 hits and then you upgrade and 2 hits, etc... even the weapon upgrades don't feel as powerful going from like 250 damage to 333 damage per hit when the enemies have 1000+ HP.

Still fun though and will finish up the 4th dungeon and the final dungeon fairly soon. The shop mini-game is fun but pretty simple. Just overprice everything and come down.
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Post by: Bebpo on July 01, 2020, 06:34:51 AM
Moonlighter is definitely a grind game for people who like grinding. Spent like 2 hours grinding just to get the big sword up to 2nd to last upgrade to see if it was giving me better dps than my sword&shield. It's a little better but that money would've been better spent. Have the mats from the tech dungeon for the final sword but need 512,000. Gonna take a little bit to get that.

Tech dungeon is the first dungeon giving me a bit of trouble. All the electric attacks everywhere are messing me up doing a lot of damage on me. Need a no damage from electricity ring...
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Post by: demi on July 01, 2020, 10:41:24 AM
Just a reminder that GamePass is here to stay (for now, maybe) and you should buy an Xbox

(https://news.xbox.com/en-us/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2020/07/Coming_soon_AllTitles_7.1.jpg?w=1200)
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Post by: Akala on July 01, 2020, 02:25:25 PM
There was an inactive Crusader Kings III tile on PC for lunch.
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Post by: Bebpo on July 01, 2020, 05:56:38 PM
Cats, so I beat Moonlighter and generally liked it, but the balance seemed kind of fucked. I maxed out the sword & shield thinking it would help me with all the bullshit electrical damage in the tech dungeon, but...it didn't. And the weak spear I picked up was 10x more useful because most of these enemies are better hitting them and keeping them away from you. Plus the spear is quick unlike the big sword.

So I ended up grinding some damn more and maxed out the spear and then it got so much easier and I cleared the tech dungeon (and the bosses in the game tend to be way easier than some of the mob rooms) and the final boss fight wasn't bad especially with potions for the 2nd half.

Overall was fun, but pretty repetitive and tech dungeon was kinda bullshit and spear >>>> everything. I didn't pay any attention to the story and the ending was kinda neat and liked it.

Also I liked the shop selling/upgrading stuff. Maybe more than the dungeon stuff haha.

Looked up the DLC but it sounds pretty eh, grind heavy and a lot of negative reviews so not gonna bother.
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Post by: Stro on July 01, 2020, 06:48:45 PM
Does anyone know if Dead by Daylight on PC GP has the licensed movie DLC included or is it just the base game
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Post by: Rufus on July 02, 2020, 08:46:47 AM
The 'special edition' they have is pretty old. Contains:

Quote
All main Killer and Survivors together with main Maps
ē Killer: The Hag
ē Killer: The Doctor
ē Survivor: Ace
ē Survivor: Feng
ē Killer Outfits
ē Survivor Outfits
ē Map: Lťryís Memorial Institute
ē Map: Backwater Swamp

...but none ofthe movie DLC.
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Post by: Stro on July 02, 2020, 11:21:56 AM
:beli


Would play it for the movie stuff, otherwise it looks not very good in the same way that the Friday The 13th game isn't good but is kind of fun to dick around in for a session every couple of months due to the license. However offline means no XP which means no leveling up which means you're stuck with I think 2 kills and Jason from 2 and 5 only :why I had a version with everything unlocked but I guess I picked the wrong one when I moved it to an external in prep for new PC stuff  :lol
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Post by: The Sceneman on July 06, 2020, 03:37:54 AM
Man Slay the Spire is so addicting. What a brilliantly designed game. Have had winning runs with the first 3 chars, so now its time to battle for the actual ending and stuff. Theres hundreds of hours of gameplay here
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Post by: Akala on July 06, 2020, 10:00:24 AM
It really is, I wasn't sure I would like it before trying on gamepass, and it convinced me to get a copy on switch.  :lol

There is an ios port as well, I will likely grab on sale eventually although seems like it may be too small.

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Post by: CatsCatsCats on July 06, 2020, 10:21:00 AM
Thatís happened to me a few times, like a game on gamepass, buy it on switch lol
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Post by: The Sceneman on July 11, 2020, 09:45:37 PM
CrossCode looks quite cool. Does anyone care that Fallout 76 is now on this? Haha
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Post by: Cerveza mas fina on July 13, 2020, 03:19:42 AM
I booted up fallout 76, but holy its the same old borinh Bethesda shiy.

Wargroove is alright.

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Post by: demi on July 13, 2020, 11:27:15 AM
https://twitter.com/SEGA_Europe/status/1282692816104284161
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Post by: Pissy F Benny on July 13, 2020, 11:44:03 AM
:leon

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Post by: BisMarckie on July 13, 2020, 12:01:25 PM
No physical release tho  :maf
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Post by: The Sceneman on July 13, 2020, 05:44:39 PM
More like CrossChode.
Please elaborate
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Post by: Sho Nuff on July 14, 2020, 06:10:10 AM
Me and my coop boyz are gonna brave Fallout 76 knowing it's probably doodoo but better than Remnant LOL
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Post by: MMaRsu on July 14, 2020, 10:45:24 AM
Me and my coop boyz are gonna brave Fallout 76 knowing it's probably doodoo but better than Remnant LOL

(https://i.gifer.com/9TS.gif)
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Post by: Pissy F Benny on July 14, 2020, 01:53:12 PM
Tried fallout 76 for half an hour, what a fucking vile game in every sense :doge

First thing your greeted with is a big old advert for micro transactions  :whew

Itís ugly as sin (some nice lighting effects aside) and feels like shit to control ala every Bethesda developed game ever :killme
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Post by: MMaRsu on July 14, 2020, 01:55:27 PM
Even though I was actually interested in the Wastelanders update I dont think Ill install this
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Post by: Pissy F Benny on July 14, 2020, 01:59:27 PM
The 3 npc faces Iíve seen so far would be on par with the worst face models in oblivion, maybe worse :biden
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Post by: The Sceneman on July 14, 2020, 09:28:58 PM
More like CrossChode.
Please elaborate

The chode is an elusive, mythical specimen of male genitalia traditionally defined as a penis that is wider than it is long.

(https://i.imgur.com/YyQZCqf.gif)
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Post by: The Sceneman on July 14, 2020, 09:30:09 PM
Tried fallout 76 for half an hour, what a fucking vile game in every sense :doge

First thing your greeted with is a big old advert for micro transactions  :whew

Itís ugly as sin (some nice lighting effects aside) and feels like shit to control ala every Bethesda developed game ever :killme

Imagine being one of the Fallout fanperson schmucks that paid full price for it
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Post by: MMaRsu on July 15, 2020, 11:22:15 AM
Are you secretly talking about yourself Sceneman
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Post by: Great Rumbler on July 28, 2020, 09:12:48 PM
Grounded is neat, but outside of the Honey I Shrunk the Kids-esque setting I dunno if there's really much of a hook here to make me wanna play long-term.
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Post by: demi on July 28, 2020, 11:16:46 PM
Its not even a finished game. "Open Access" bleh
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Post by: Sho Nuff on July 29, 2020, 11:58:06 AM
Iím playing Grounded now with some buddies and Iím so bored Iím posting here

Audio is totally broken too, stuttery mess on Original Xbone
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Post by: demi on July 30, 2020, 12:58:56 PM
Current lineup thanks to GamePass

- Carrion
- The Touryst
- Kiwami 2
- The Messenger
- Observation
- CrossCode

Damn this service rules
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Post by: brawndolicious on August 01, 2020, 06:44:38 AM
Just got 36 months of this stuff using that $1 trick. Installing Plague Tale, RDR2, FH4, and No Man's Sky. Besides AAA games, what recommendations do y'all have?
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Post by: MMaRsu on August 01, 2020, 09:25:19 AM
forza horizon 4
state of decay 2
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Post by: Bebpo on August 01, 2020, 02:01:24 PM
Yeah, I'll play through anything Obsidian puts out, but Obsidian games are all about the story/writing and this version of Grounded is the game...without the story yet. So I'll wait until the actual story campaign is out next year. Assuming that should be free on game pass as well anyhow.

Tried a few things last night

The Touryst - I'd heard good things about this on Switch and I like Shin'en's Fast Racing/RMX. At first I really liked this, but then after a couple islands I got really bored and bailed. Funny thing on PC is changing your refresh rate changes the speed of the game. I had it on 144hz at first and it moved at turbo speed and honestly it was more fun than at 60hz normal speed. Game needs a run button at normal speed.

Neon Abyss - Did not like this at all. Controls just couldn't click with me on KB+M or gamepad (jumping with trigger?). Not even sure what I think of the game structure/concept because the controls were such a turn off I bailed pretty fast.

Golf with your Friends - Ehhhh. I like that it has a ton of mini-golf courses, but I didn't find the golfing mechanic very satisfying. Played better mini-golf games in the past and obviously stuff like Hot Shots even in putting mode kicks this things ass.

Yakuza Kiwami 2 - Great PC port. Looks nice, runs great, controller support works perfect. No idea when I'll play this since I'd rather play the Yakuza games I haven't gone through yet (and the games are mostly about the story, so I'd rather play the new stories than remakes until I'm out of new stories), but this is great for sure.

Also idk if I ever talked about it but I played Sea Salt and liked it a bunch. I hear it gets damn near impossible later on because the controls are kind of not accurate, but this is one of the best atmosphere'd Lovecraft games I've played in a while. Gameplay feels a bit like it's from the DS era of game design.


Stuff I still need to try on Game Pass: Plague's Tale, Pathologic 2, Forager
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Post by: Bebpo on August 01, 2020, 02:41:59 PM
Ok, I played Forager to lvl.5, built the starting 3 structures and all the various mats in them. I've never really got the appeal of the crafting/survival genre. Like what is my end goal? I see I can make weapons and things but on my little island I don't see any enemies? Do I have to buy neighboring islands to find enemies?

These games just feel like the carrot on the stick design, grind this mat to get this thing to let you get to where you can grind this other mat to get this other thing repeat repeat repeat forever.

Just not my thing.

The only crafting/survival games I ever enjoyed were Don't Starve because you'd die pretty quick and I liked trying to survive in that and I enjoyed the little bit of My Time in Portia because the 3d gfx looked nice and it reminded me a bit of Rune Factory.
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Post by: Bebpo on August 01, 2020, 02:48:14 PM
https://youtu.be/33nSGFwjNWY

Man, watching this is like a completely different game than I just played sitting around a tiny island for 45 mins just clicking on dumb rocks & trees.

I guess the point of the early game is to build coins as fast as possible and unlock new lands with actual shit to do. Maybe I just wish these crafting/survival games had a "skip to 5 hours in" button at the start to skip past all the mundane starting grind.
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Post by: Rufus on August 01, 2020, 05:40:08 PM
Ok, I played Forager to lvl.5, built the starting 3 structures and all the various mats in them. I've never really got the appeal of the crafting/survival genre. Like what is my end goal? I see I can make weapons and things but on my little island I don't see any enemies? Do I have to buy neighboring islands to find enemies?

These games just feel like the carrot on the stick design, grind this mat to get this thing to let you get to where you can grind this other mat to get this other thing repeat repeat repeat forever.
Yup. And that's exactly how the game is structured. Some of the tiles have dungeons, other have towers with puzzles. Nothing substantial, just a different way to hide items and upgrades. There are challenge modes as well.
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Post by: demi on August 05, 2020, 10:17:47 AM
(https://news.xbox.com/en-us/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2020/08/Coming_soon_AllTitles_8.5_JPG.jpg?w=1200)
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Post by: Don Rumata on August 05, 2020, 11:56:02 AM
The 2 i was curious about are console only.  :-\
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Post by: Lonewulfeus on August 05, 2020, 11:56:58 AM
Not a bad month, definitely want to play Darksiders and Undermine, might try out It Lurks Below as well
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Post by: BisMarckie on August 05, 2020, 01:02:12 PM
My wife and I tremendously enjoyed playing Until Dawn together. I heard Man of Medan is not as good, but still pretty excited to try it out
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Post by: Bebpo on August 05, 2020, 02:44:01 PM
I actually want to play Darksiders and wouldn't mind playing Man of Median so of course neither are on PC  :(

Can't complain too much since there's still a lot of value in PC gamepass, but I think it's pretty obvious on stuff like Darksiders they know it's still selling well on PC and don't want to cut into sales of people like me who will buy it eventually.
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Post by: Akala on August 05, 2020, 02:52:27 PM
Yep, in for Man of Medan.
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Post by: demi on August 05, 2020, 02:59:18 PM
Man of Medan is a huge step down from Until Dawn. But thanks to GamePass you don't have to cry about it!
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Post by: Akala on August 05, 2020, 03:32:40 PM
howlongtobeat says it's only 4-5 hours, that is perfect. there is apparently free DLC/another path so will check it out. if it sucks or doesn't grab us can just bail.
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Post by: Bebpo on August 05, 2020, 04:10:26 PM
Man of Medan is a huge step down from Until Dawn. But thanks to GamePass you don't have to cry about it!

Yeah, I liked Until Dawn, but still haven't played this because that is what I hear.

Would play it for free tho!

/but it's not free on PC  :'(
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Post by: demi on August 05, 2020, 05:01:19 PM
howlongtobeat says it's only 4-5 hours, that is perfect. there is apparently free DLC/another path so will check it out. if it sucks or doesn't grab us can just bail.

The Curator's Cut was a preorder originally, it just lets you see view from other characters while shit is going on I think.

I played it once and moved on. The next game - Little Hope - looks better at least.
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Post by: Bebpo on August 05, 2020, 06:25:56 PM
I played it once and moved on. The next game - Little Hope - looks better at least.

I wouldn't get your hopes up. Until Dawn is a janky game that just seems like a fluke that it worked out alright.

Their launch VR rails shooter is ok, good for a launch game but really a 6/10 shooting gallery
Their VR adventure game, the Inpatient, is complete shit, like 3/10.
Medan sounds pretty bad.

I just get the feeling they are not good at game making.
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Post by: Sho Nuff on August 05, 2020, 09:06:14 PM
Wow I thought Man of Medan was a Sony exclusive. I loved Until Dawn, sounds like it isn't as good doe

Played some Touryst, cute game, don't know if I have the time to finish it. Might pick it up on Switch tho for when I'm out of the house
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Post by: Akala on August 05, 2020, 09:25:43 PM
I really liked the rail shooter  :ohyeah
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Post by: demi on August 05, 2020, 10:37:23 PM
Games are live btw, downloading Darksiders and XenoCrisis
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Post by: Bebpo on August 05, 2020, 10:48:32 PM
I really liked the rail shooter  :ohyeah

It's only like 5 stages and I never finished it  :'(

I didn't think the aiming was that accurate compared to like non-VR lightgun games and the levels were pretty long and I didn't find them that interesting. I think I got through 3 levels and bailed.
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Post by: Akala on August 05, 2020, 11:31:13 PM
I thought it was a clever direction to go considering PSVR limitations. being real I am not sure if I finished it either, it was by far the biggest party hit of PSVR purchase though. the first thing that really impressed me in VR until wipeout and astrobot.

i wonder when VR turns at parties will be a thing again.  :goty2

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Post by: Don Rumata on August 06, 2020, 08:33:58 AM
Man of Medan is a huge step down from Until Dawn. But thanks to GamePass you don't have to cry about it!

Yeah, I liked Until Dawn, but still haven't played this because that is what I hear.

Would play it for free tho!

/but it's not free on PC  :'(
:hitler
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Post by: Bebpo on August 06, 2020, 11:25:04 AM
Man of Medan is a huge step down from Until Dawn. But thanks to GamePass you don't have to cry about it!

Yeah, I liked Until Dawn, but still haven't played this because that is what I hear.

Would play it for free tho!

/but it's not free on PC  :'(
:hitler

   :lol
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Post by: Cerveza mas fina on August 07, 2020, 03:34:06 PM
Ff7 coming soonish, another 10 bucks saved on a 2-5 hour nostalgia tour
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Post by: MMaRsu on August 10, 2020, 12:56:50 PM
Ff7 coming soonish, another 10 bucks saved on a 2-5 hour nostalgia tour

ff7 remastered?
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Post by: Pissy F Benny on August 10, 2020, 12:58:05 PM
The ps1 port
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Post by: MMaRsu on August 10, 2020, 01:21:32 PM
 :goty
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Post by: demi on August 10, 2020, 02:16:15 PM
You know the remake is playstation only but you asked it anyway

Good job man
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Post by: Don Rumata on August 10, 2020, 02:35:11 PM
It's coming to PC... in one year.  :'(
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Post by: MMaRsu on August 10, 2020, 03:01:18 PM
You know the remake is playstation only

iz not
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Post by: demi on August 10, 2020, 06:17:17 PM
It's coming to PC... in one year.  :'(

Haha asking only 4 months after release like you're expecting a different answer haha
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Post by: remy on August 10, 2020, 07:30:23 PM
Ff7 coming soonish, another 10 bucks saved on a 2-5 hour nostalgia tour
I was unironically gonna buy it on steam to play before the FFVII:R pc port thats no doubt coming so me too man
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Post by: Sho Nuff on August 10, 2020, 09:53:58 PM
OK I dig Man of Madan one hour in. Will finish, won't take long. Might restart a co-op run with one of my homeys from Tokyo
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Post by: Cerveza mas fina on August 13, 2020, 01:00:39 PM
Undermine is pretty cool

Also installed Battletoads and FF7
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Post by: brawndolicious on August 13, 2020, 03:19:09 PM
Anybody else tried xcloud? I played for an hour straight in bed and it was fucking wild.

Some games don't really work with the compression and input lag like Forza Horizon 4 but others like Halo 5 are surprisingly good. Only drained like 12% battery in an hour too since I guess it's the same load as streaming video.
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Post by: CatsCatsCats on August 13, 2020, 11:14:36 PM
Hope they work it out with Apple and I can do it on an iPhone

Honestly, this could be the thing that gets me on an android phone...
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Post by: demi on August 13, 2020, 11:26:59 PM
Do you need an Android Phone? Wouldnt any sort of Android device work?
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Post by: brawndolicious on August 14, 2020, 01:39:18 AM
Do you need an Android Phone? Wouldnt any sort of Android device work?

Yeah it should work with pretty much any Android phone or tablet. Here's the link if you want to try it:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.gamepass.beta&hl=en_GB

Note that you will need to connect a wired or bluetooth controller to your device. Xbox one controllers made after 2016 should have bluetooth but older ones won't.
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Post by: Sho Nuff on August 14, 2020, 04:13:01 AM
The app DOES work on my Chromebook w/controller attached, but I can't get it to launch any games yet, maybe I'm not officially in the beta? How are yall playing?
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Post by: Cerveza mas fina on August 14, 2020, 04:17:54 AM
Hope they work it out with Apple and I can do it on an iPhone

Honestly, this could be the thing that gets me on an android phone...

They wont work it out cause its apples call
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Post by: Trent Dole on August 14, 2020, 03:01:22 PM
So who's preinstalled BATTLETOADS? :hyper
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Post by: kingv on August 16, 2020, 03:05:17 PM
I did of course. Stoked for the frustration from this
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Post by: Cerveza mas fina on August 16, 2020, 04:19:35 PM
I did too ofc
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Post by: demi on August 16, 2020, 04:35:37 PM
Finished Kiwami 2. Yakuza rules, need to get the Collection and finish the road to Y7

* While playing Dead Souls as well
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Post by: demi on August 18, 2020, 03:40:08 PM
(https://news.xbox.com/en-us/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2020/08/XGP_81820_HERO.jpg?w=1200)
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Post by: Sho Nuff on August 18, 2020, 09:46:02 PM
Good lord this is a solid lineup
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Post by: Bebpo on August 18, 2020, 10:43:16 PM
Wait, did they change something with Darksiders? I thought it was console only?
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Post by: Rufus on August 19, 2020, 10:27:54 AM
Still on console, now also PC.
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Post by: Bebpo on August 19, 2020, 12:41:41 PM
 :tauntaun

Gonna play me some Darksiders soon
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Post by: The Sceneman on August 19, 2020, 07:28:44 PM
Oh shit I came close to buying REVII recently. Awesome.

I'm downloading Quantum Break lol. Love me some jank ass TPS
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Post by: HardcoreRetro on August 20, 2020, 03:45:01 AM
Gameplay wise it's actually one of the better shooters. The big problem that game has is the low enemy variety, level design and half of it being a bunch of tv-show episodes you gotta watch.

I don't think Remedy has ever made a straight up bad/janky TPS.
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Post by: Trent Dole on August 20, 2020, 01:31:22 PM
Battletoads unlocked early yesterday for some reason, from the half hour I played it's about what you'd expect.
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Post by: demi on August 20, 2020, 03:04:50 PM
I'm just in awe they would willingly release a beat em up with no online. Come on guys
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Post by: Pissy F Benny on August 20, 2020, 04:09:21 PM
Itís no good from what I played, save your hd space
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Post by: The Sceneman on August 20, 2020, 05:54:00 PM
Gameplay wise it's actually one of the better shooters. The big problem that game has is the low enemy variety, level design and half of it being a bunch of tv-show episodes you gotta watch.

I don't think Remedy has ever made a straight up bad/janky TPS.

Yeah I loved Alan Wake and all it's content so I'm looking forward to checking this out.

And I'm pumped AF to check out Hypnospace Outlaw. Gamepass keeps on delivering :rejoice
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Post by: Bebpo on August 20, 2020, 06:13:49 PM
Controversial opinion - Alan Wake was a pretty crappy shooter. Long stretches of level without enemies boring walking sim basically, barely any enemy types, combat options.

I like (but don't love) Alan Wake because the story was interesting, the setting was Twin Peaks, and the visuals were great, but the gameplay-side was pretty bad imo. I can't even tell Control is made by the same people because it's such a far leap of improvement in gameplay. I never played American Nightmare since it seemed more combat focused and yeah I didn't like the combat in AW.

Will play Quantum Break at some point since it seems sorta in the middle between AW -> Control gameplay improvements and I'm interested in the FMV story stuff.
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Post by: demi on August 20, 2020, 07:34:43 PM
I disagree, Control, Quantum Break, Alan Wake all played like the same ol TPS
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Post by: Bebpo on August 20, 2020, 07:54:41 PM
Control plays like a Japanese TPS like Vanquish to me. Really fast paced and zero-shifting and powers and about moving moving moving.
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Post by: demi on August 20, 2020, 08:01:25 PM
That's really doing Vanquish a disservice lol
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Post by: Don Rumata on August 21, 2020, 12:04:27 PM
Controversial opinion - Alan Wake was a pretty crappy shooter. Long stretches of level without enemies boring walking sim basically, barely any enemy types, combat options.

I like (but don't love) Alan Wake because the story was interesting, the setting was Twin Peaks, and the visuals were great, but the gameplay-side was pretty bad imo. I can't even tell Control is made by the same people because it's such a far leap of improvement in gameplay. I never played American Nightmare since it seemed more combat focused and yeah I didn't like the combat in AW.

Will play Quantum Break at some point since it seems sorta in the middle between AW -> Control gameplay improvements and I'm interested in the FMV story stuff.
I agree, and i'm not suprised they came up with Alan Wake's gameplay in a rush after their open world plans failed.
Control is a much better working shooter, especially once you unlock advanced powers like levitate.
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Post by: Cerveza mas fina on August 21, 2020, 12:34:40 PM
Both Alan Wake and Quantum Break are bad shooters but cool setttings

Much like Rockstar Remedy just can't get it right.

How hard is it to copy Gears, Uncharted, Spec Opd or that Sega tps
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Post by: Don Rumata on August 21, 2020, 12:40:46 PM
Both Alan Wake and Quantum Break are bad shooters but cool setttings

Much like Rockstar Remedy just can't get it right.

How hard is it to copy Gears, Uncharted, Spec Opd or that Sega tps

Control is a better shooter than all of those.  ::)
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Post by: Cerveza mas fina on August 21, 2020, 12:48:48 PM
Did I mention Control in my post?

 ::)
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Post by: Don Rumata on August 21, 2020, 01:08:09 PM
Did I mention Control in my post?

 ::)
You mentioned how Remedy can't get it right, but they did.  :thinking
R* is still struggling with giving their games a decent shooting mechanic.
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Post by: Cerveza mas fina on August 21, 2020, 03:44:47 PM
I guess ill try it when its on gamepass
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Post by: Pissy F Benny on August 21, 2020, 04:09:47 PM
Itís not worth the hd space it would take up :lol
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Post by: Don Rumata on August 21, 2020, 04:24:27 PM
Or, close your eyes and pretend it's made by a Japanese studio, so you can cry about how underappreciated it is.  :doge
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Post by: thetylerrob on August 21, 2020, 05:39:48 PM
Remedy is one of those weird studios where people cry about how underappreciated they are even though all of their games are unoriginal third person shooters with bad FMV parts in them for no reason.
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Post by: Bebpo on August 22, 2020, 02:57:41 AM
Tried out Battletoads. Seemed terrible so uninstalled it. Why put unskippable cutscenes in a game like this, especially all the story stuff is terrible. Also I felt like I was missing something about the combat because those guarding enemies seemed to kill the flow since the only way I could break their guard seemed to be to just stand in front of them and charge for a second and let go.
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Post by: demi on August 24, 2020, 05:47:25 PM
Why put unskippable cutscenes in a game like this, especially all the story stuff is terrible.

> Ghost of Tsushima has left the chat
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Post by: Bebpo on August 24, 2020, 06:23:47 PM
Why put unskippable cutscenes in a game like this, especially all the story stuff is terrible.

> Ghost of Tsushima has left the chat

lol, I haven't played Ghost but at least it's a little less appalling since I'm assuming it's a cinematic story AAA game.

Battletoads is a fucking arcade game and having to constantly stop the level to watch a bunch of cringe cutscenes is like game breakingly bad. Arcade games are meant for replays, who wants to keep watching this stuff on replays?
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Post by: Don Rumata on August 24, 2020, 06:33:42 PM

lol, I haven't played Ghost but at least it's a little less appalling since I'm assuming it's a cinematic story AAA game.
I dunno, "Thank you for freeing me Lord Sakai!" x400 can get grating.  :lol
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Post by: Bebpo on August 24, 2020, 06:38:52 PM
Oh yikes, unskippable cutscene after every sandbox repeat mission? That's pretty shitty.
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Post by: Sho Nuff on August 25, 2020, 08:36:49 PM
Running Man of Medan co-op with my buddy in Tokyo. It's a riot. We are taking great delight in making the main characters be complete shitheads.
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Post by: Akala on August 25, 2020, 09:53:00 PM
Running Man of Medan co-op with my buddy in Tokyo. It's a riot. We are taking great delight in making the main characters be complete shitheads.

from what we played I didn't see an option not to.  :lol

need to go back and finish it.
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Post by: Sho Nuff on August 25, 2020, 11:05:53 PM
Running Man of Medan co-op with my buddy in Tokyo. It's a riot. We are taking great delight in making the main characters be complete shitheads.

from what we played I didn't see an option not to.  :lol

need to go back and finish it.

Best part was walking in on my coop partner making out with the ship's captain. Incredible
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Post by: Akala on August 25, 2020, 11:26:10 PM
The captain was inexplicably in the bathroom with the douche in our playthrough, got an achievement for it.  :lol
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Post by: Bebpo on August 28, 2020, 02:16:34 PM
Anyone try Tell Me Why yet? Curious how it compares to Life is Strange 1/2. I liked 1 but never got around to 2 since it took a while to release the chapters.

But this one's free so....tempted if it's good.
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Post by: demi on August 28, 2020, 02:28:11 PM
No point until rest of the chapters are out
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Post by: Akala on August 28, 2020, 02:35:33 PM
lot of (what I am assuming is) good stuff this week!

(https://i.imgur.com/K2kwx9l.jpg)
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Post by: Bebpo on August 28, 2020, 02:40:19 PM
Yeah, I instantly regretted buying Hypnospace Outlaw last steam sale when I saw it was there.

Game pass lineup is crazy good. Lots of high quality content.
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Post by: The Sceneman on August 29, 2020, 03:06:32 AM
Yeah I started Hypnospace Outlaw. Its really good, hell of a trip
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Post by: MMaRsu on August 29, 2020, 03:59:44 AM
I just want to buy Hypnospace but waiting for a 1998 price
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Post by: HardcoreRetro on August 29, 2020, 04:07:00 AM
I just want to buy Hypnospace but waiting for a 1998 price

50 gulden?
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Post by: Cerveza mas fina on August 29, 2020, 08:33:59 AM
I just want to buy Hypnospace but waiting for a 1998 price

50 gulden?

In 98 games were 129 gulden on cd and 149/169 on carts.

Nice try.
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Post by: HardcoreRetro on August 29, 2020, 08:46:36 AM
I was trying to go for the indie price. My copy of Banjo Tooie still has the 189 gulden sticker on the box.
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Post by: Akala on August 29, 2020, 10:53:14 AM
I was playing The Touryst and liking it overall...there are really good parts but holy shit that last room of the Hawaii temple was infuriating.  :killme
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Post by: Cerveza mas fina on August 29, 2020, 11:09:50 AM
I was trying to go for the indie price. My copy of Banjo Tooie still has the 189 gulden sticker on the box.

Crazy price, due to cart size no?

Zelda was 149 iirc
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Post by: HardcoreRetro on August 29, 2020, 11:18:58 AM
All that girth for a blistering fast 10 to 15 fps.
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Post by: Rufus on August 29, 2020, 11:25:17 AM
I was playing The Touryst and liking it overall...there are really good parts but holy shit that last room of the Hawaii temple was infuriating.  :killme
These fuckers had the audacity to include a dropshadow, as if that helps in any way with the perspective or tiny platforms.
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Post by: demi on August 30, 2020, 11:15:41 PM
Cracked out three 1000s real quick over the weekend. Each of these are at most a few hours to complete (even for 1000)

- Observation

Cool atmospheric adventure. Sphere controls were awful. Used this guide (https://gamefaqs.gamespot.com/ps4/249657-observation/faqs/77420/order-of-availability) for the collectables + missable achievements. Easy 1000 if you follow the guide for the collectables + missables

- Carrion

I liked the idea behind this, cool game. No map is butt cheeks, but you really only need a map to go back to get the rest of the upgrades (which arent at all required to beat the game). No final boss or anything so just enjoy the ride. Easy 1000 its all story achievements + the 9 upgrades

- The Touryst

Simple clean fun. Was funny reading how people hated the arcade games but I cranked them out real quick. You dont really need a guide for this one, the game is very straight forward. Easy 1000
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Post by: Bebpo on August 30, 2020, 11:34:08 PM
I see Outer Worlds has its expansion out this week. Guessing you gotta pay for it even if the main game is on game pass?
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Post by: demi on August 31, 2020, 12:26:41 AM
Yes DLC requires purchasing
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Post by: Stro on August 31, 2020, 11:48:38 AM
You crank an awful lot brah
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Post by: demi on August 31, 2020, 11:51:11 AM
Just part of the complete package. six foot six. tan. muscular. great at videogames. good taste.
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Post by: demi on August 31, 2020, 12:04:12 PM
But you don't have to do the arcade games at all to finish the game. What did you have problems with? It was probably the F-Zero one wasn't it
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Post by: Svejk on August 31, 2020, 12:04:55 PM
So is an boner needed to use GamePass? Or just a PC needed?  Asking for a distinguished mentally-challenged friend.
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Post by: demi on August 31, 2020, 12:06:44 PM
Glad you asked! Game Pass is available on Xbox One and PC! #ad

Be aware that game selection is not 1:1 across both platforms but majority are
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Post by: demi on August 31, 2020, 12:50:03 PM
Arkanoid was easy! I love Arkanoid!
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Post by: demi on August 31, 2020, 01:10:21 PM
That doesn't make sense!
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Post by: thetylerrob on August 31, 2020, 06:20:09 PM
Arkanoid owns
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Post by: demi on September 01, 2020, 09:24:34 AM
(https://news.xbox.com/en-us/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2020/09/TW_ComingSoon_ALL-UP_9.1_JPG.jpg?w=1200)
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Post by: remy on September 01, 2020, 10:36:01 AM
Disgaea 4 and Resi 8? holy hell
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Post by: demi on September 01, 2020, 10:44:08 AM
Destiny 2 includes all expansions up till now, and will include the new Beyond Light when it releases
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Post by: MMaRsu on September 01, 2020, 12:50:22 PM
I just want to buy Hypnospace but waiting for a 1998 price

50 gulden?

In 98 games were 129 gulden on cd and 149/169 on carts.

Nice try.

Heh, not all games were that price. Plenty of oldschool pnc adventures at that time were dirt cheap
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Post by: MMaRsu on September 01, 2020, 12:54:24 PM
Just part of the complete package. six foot six. tan. muscular. great at videogames. good taste.

This guy is like a real life drdisrespect

I mean who's to say he's not?
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Post by: thisismyusername on September 01, 2020, 12:55:41 PM
Disgaea 4 and Resi 8? holy hell

Funny way to find out about Disgaea 4's PC port. :lol :doge
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Post by: Akala on September 01, 2020, 06:24:15 PM
CK3 is out.
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: Bebpo on September 01, 2020, 08:51:04 PM
Nice.

Don't have the time or patience for it and doubt playing it for 30 mins I'll get anything out of it, but will download and add to the backlog.


Also I tried that Double Kick Heroes and it seemed pretty lame.
Crossing Souls seemed solid but I read some reviews and it sounds like it gets really really bad towards in the back half so will skip.
Not gonna play Spiritfarer because I played the demo and it looked nice and charming but was kinda slow & boring and I hear it's like 30 hours long.
Undermine seems solid if you're in the mood for another rogue.
Didn't like Xenocrisis much as a Smash TV wannabe.
It Lurks Below is not my thing with the Terreria style gathering/crafting 2d format

I enjoyed the first hour or so of Tell Me Why. Got me to install Life is Strange 2 and start on that.
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: demi on September 04, 2020, 01:42:16 AM
- The Messenger

Pretty neat game, starts out as a Ninja Gaiden then it branches off into this simple version of a Metroidvania (you get hints / can even buy direct hints).

Then I saw that the DLC is actually free - and comes with achievements. So I finished that up too

Pretty easy 1250 aside from one achievement in the DLC that took me a few tries to get (https://gamerdvr.com/gamer/demi/video/108739730)
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: Cerveza mas fina on September 04, 2020, 04:24:03 AM
RE7

Too scary for me prob but I love trying it out
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: Akala on September 04, 2020, 08:46:47 AM
I actually had first real problem with windows game store last night trying to give Crusader Kings a try and it somehow broke my Xbox app and store...wouldn't let me run anything as admin or download anything. the solutions to this I found online were pretty lol (I had to reinstall windows!  :derp) so if anyone ever runs into issue:

Start > Run shell:AppsFolder to get to the dumb hidden app folder
pin Xbox to taskbar
hold shift+ctrl and click to run in admin mode
hit install on gamepass page, but before running first time right click on icon and create desktop shortcut.
right click that to run as admin and should at least bring up the launcher, which worked for me at that point no issues.
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: daycru on September 04, 2020, 09:18:35 AM
I actually had first real problem with windows game store last night trying to give Crusader Kings a try and it somehow broke my Xbox app and store...wouldn't let me run anything as admin or download anything. the solutions to this I found online were pretty lol (I had to reinstall windows!  :derp) so if anyone ever runs into issue:

Start > Run shell:AppsFolder to get to the dumb hidden app folder
pin Xbox to taskbar
hold shift+ctrl and click to run in admin mode
hit install on gamepass page, but before running first time right click on icon and create desktop shortcut.
right click that to run as admin and should at least bring up the launcher, which worked for me at that point no issues.
Xbox App is a little sketchy but will forever be a million times better than when GamePass made you use the Windows Store. Every time I wanted to download a game I had to google an error message to let me select another HDD
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: Akala on September 04, 2020, 09:23:19 AM
I think they are still linked though, app is just kind of a workaround? when I was looking for a fix a lot of people went the route of forcing through the store but that didn't solve app lockout issue.
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: Bebpo on September 04, 2020, 10:30:09 PM
I actually had first real problem with windows game store last night trying to give Crusader Kings a try and it somehow broke my Xbox app and store...wouldn't let me run anything as admin or download anything. the solutions to this I found online were pretty lol (I had to reinstall windows!  :derp) so if anyone ever runs into issue:

Start > Run shell:AppsFolder to get to the dumb hidden app folder
pin Xbox to taskbar
hold shift+ctrl and click to run in admin mode
hit install on gamepass page, but before running first time right click on icon and create desktop shortcut.
right click that to run as admin and should at least bring up the launcher, which worked for me at that point no issues.

Damn. That's nuts.

My biggest problem is that the d-pad doesn't work right on my DS4 in some games (diagonals don't register making some games unplayable) and some issues with exclusive fullscreen. The d-pad one is pretty bad though. Every time there's a 2d game on the service it's a 50/50 crapshoot on whether it'll even be playable because of it.
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: The Sceneman on September 07, 2020, 04:35:09 AM
barely had times for gaming past couple weeks but that hasnt stopped me installing more shit off gamepass lol. Got Halo 1, Resi 7 and Quantum Break still ready to rawk

Hypnospace Outlaw is so good, so many sweet jingles to get stuck in your head

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ErixjISdtA
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: demi on September 07, 2020, 11:44:57 AM
Apparently there's some bugs/crashes on Hypnospace Outlaw, hoping for a patch before I play it
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: The Sceneman on September 07, 2020, 06:17:33 PM
yeah I found a hard crash on the page "Terry's Worm Log". Thankfully the page isnt essential to progress but yeah... I thought the crash was part of the game at first lol
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console
Post by: demi on September 09, 2020, 09:05:04 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bgjvFa8Q3Fc&feature=emb_title
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: Akala on September 09, 2020, 09:21:51 AM
guessing that's the lower tier but sure. not a bad get if they are about to be spamming gamepass. assuming it results in a net positive and newer stuff isn't displaced by ancient EA trash.
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: Bebpo on September 09, 2020, 11:25:30 AM
Good addition, but when I looked at EA Play the other day when it came to steam it still seemed pretty lackluster. Didn't even have Jedi Fallen Order. Even for $5/month was pretty meh on it. Figured I'd sub some month to play ME2 and Unravel 1+2 and...that's about it. Now will play them on Game Pass and save $5.
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: Don Rumata on September 09, 2020, 03:43:52 PM
I'm almost considering getting a series S with gamepass just to play Ninja Gaiden Black/2 and Skate 3.  :doge
I won't do it ofc. as that would be distinguished mentally-challenged, but i thought about it.
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: Bebpo on September 09, 2020, 03:52:53 PM
Does gamepass include Xbox/Xbox360 games? Or would you have to re-buy those digitally?

I might even get an S for that price if it has X360/Xbox games included.
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: Stro on September 09, 2020, 03:55:05 PM
EA Play looks shitty. 20 Star Wars games, some old sports games, and a bunch of indies. The wording makes it sound like only a small fraction of the EA library will be on Gamepass, too.
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: demi on September 09, 2020, 03:59:55 PM
Yeah, that's EA games. Now on GamePass #ad
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: Bebpo on September 09, 2020, 04:36:00 PM
So with Outer Worlds expansion out today I'm gonna take a bet on that idea that 1st party MS games will stick around on Game Pass. There's 2 expansions, one today and one early next year, which is over a year since the game launched last Oct/Nov. The season pass for both expansions is cheaper than buying them separately by a few bucks, so gonna buy the season pass.

If Outer Worlds falls off Game Pass before the next expansion though, I'd have to buy the game to play the 2nd expansion I already bought which would be expensive. So fingers crossed since it's MS 1st party it's here to stay. Will see.

Also I didn't even like Outer Worlds, thought it was one of the weaker Obsidian rpgs. But I'm a sucker for anything story-based from Obsidian, so will play the expansions.
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: Bebpo on September 09, 2020, 05:31:31 PM
Man, I don't remember how to play this game at all or any of the story/gameplay. This was a very forgettable "beat in a week" game last year.

Thankfully I seem pretty overpowered/geared so I can just headshot any enemies for now if talking doesn't work.
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: Don Rumata on September 09, 2020, 06:22:01 PM
Does gamepass include Xbox/Xbox360 games? Or would you have to re-buy those digitally?

I might even get an S for that price if it has X360/Xbox games included.
I don't have an xbox, but from the site, it does seem to include plenty of old (360/OGbox) games.
At least, it says both NG are included, for example.
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: demi on September 09, 2020, 06:30:39 PM
Does gamepass include Xbox/Xbox360 games? Or would you have to re-buy those digitally?

I might even get an S for that price if it has X360/Xbox games included.

Yes there are some 360 and even OG Xbox games on GamePass for console - but it's mostly MS IPs (Fable... Fusion Frenzy lul)

Ninja Gaiden Black and 2 are on there as well
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: Bebpo on September 09, 2020, 08:35:54 PM
Thatís cool. More access to classic games is always good.

In other news theyíre finally raising the price of PC game pass next month from $5 to $10. I know all these people got it for years on $1 or something because they also have an Xbox and got on Ultimate, but I donít so doubles it from $60 to $120/yr. Probably still worth it and get my moneyís worth but if Iím not playing anything on it might unsub between months.

Explains the timing of adding EA Access. Save $5/month with free EA but now you pay $5 more per month
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: demi on September 10, 2020, 12:10:57 AM
Just downloaded

- Stranger Things 3
- Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance
- Tell Me Why (last chapter is out today 9/10)
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: Sho Nuff on September 10, 2020, 03:34:32 AM
Hotshot Racing is up, downloading

edit: Played some races, this game is fucking dope aesthetically, I really like the ability to boost out of OutRun 2-style drift turns
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: MMaRsu on September 10, 2020, 03:40:33 AM
Yeah im not that interested in this at 10Ä a month
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: HardcoreRetro on September 10, 2020, 04:17:01 AM
It depends on how much stuff you already own mostly. I had like a year of gamepass with the 1 dollar conversion and played through basically all the games I wanted to play that I don't already own.

Now I just get a single month of it when there's a bunch of new stuff I don't neccesarily want to own, but kinda want to play anyways.
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: Bebpo on September 10, 2020, 04:42:15 AM
Just downloaded

- Stranger Things 3
- Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance
- Tell Me Why (last chapter is out today 9/10)

I read somewhere gave Stranger Things 3 like the worst rated review of the year last year. I think it was Edge and maybe like a 3/10 or something. I like spritework but that sounded like a total skip.

Speaking of nice sprite work that Star Renegades game that they just put up on PC looks nice. Might try it out.

Also just looked at Dark Crystal and what the fuck at them making a tactics rpg out of that. So bizarre.

Hotshot Racing is up, downloading

edit: Played some races, this game is fucking dope aesthetically, I really like the ability to boost out of OutRun 2-style drift turns

I checked out the reviews on this because I like's Sumo Digital's racers with Outrun 2 and Sonic Transformed. Reviews seem ok. Basically, looks great but the tracks are wide and boring because the game was originally designed as an Interstate 76' style combat focused game and changed to a racing-focus midway.

I'll try it out, but not expecting to stick with it.
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: Bebpo on September 10, 2020, 04:51:59 AM
It depends on how much stuff you already own mostly. I had like a year of gamepass with the 1 dollar conversion and played through basically all the games I wanted to play that I don't already own.

Now I just get a single month of it when there's a bunch of new stuff I don't neccesarily want to own, but kinda want to play anyways.

For me it just comes down to having the time. There's a handful of games on game pass I'd like to play, but they're not top-priority backlog games so I'd rather spend the time playing better games elsewhere. Occasionally they get something that's a day 1 play on game pass, but most of it is just add to the backlog games and then maybe 6 months later I'm between games and actually play through something on Game Pass.

Pretty sure the only Game Pass games I've finished since it launched on PC were Forza Horizon 4, Blazing Chrome, The Messenger, Slay the Spire, Ori 2 and The Outer Worlds.

On the other hand I get value out of Game Pass being essentially a demo station. I try a lot of games that I have a slight interest in and would probably have bought on steam sale only to find out that I'm over them in 30 mins and now I don't need to buy them on steam sale. Money saved right there.
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: Cerveza mas fina on September 10, 2020, 04:54:44 AM
Yeah I play/try loooaaads more games now then ever before.

So many games I would otherwise never have played.

Best thing about the service.
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: HardcoreRetro on September 10, 2020, 04:56:05 AM
I hatestreamed through a lot of those walking sim/horror games with a friend. Good times were had.
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: kingv on September 10, 2020, 09:17:20 AM
It depends on how much stuff you already own mostly. I had like a year of gamepass with the 1 dollar conversion and played through basically all the games I wanted to play that I don't already own.

Now I just get a single month of it when there's a bunch of new stuff I don't neccesarily want to own, but kinda want to play anyways.

For me it just comes down to having the time. There's a handful of games on game pass I'd like to play, but they're not top-priority backlog games so I'd rather spend the time playing better games elsewhere. Occasionally they get something that's a day 1 play on game pass, but most of it is just add to the backlog games and then maybe 6 months later I'm between games and actually play through something on Game Pass.

Pretty sure the only Game Pass games I've finished since it launched on PC were Forza Horizon 4, Blazing Chrome, The Messenger, Slay the Spire, Ori 2 and The Outer Worlds.

On the other hand I get value out of Game Pass being essentially a demo station. I try a lot of games that I have a slight interest in and would probably have bought on steam sale only to find out that I'm over them in 30 mins and now I don't need to buy them on steam sale. Money saved right there.

Basically how I feel. Wasteland 3 I would have purchased at launch for sure, and probably battletowds (even though itís not great).
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: demi on September 10, 2020, 12:53:03 PM
EA Play will come with a bunch of 360 games and a single OG Xbox game, to further answer Bebpo's question

- Mass Effect series
- Dragon Age series
- Dead Space series
- Peggle
- Battlefield series
- Mirror's Edge
- Crysis series
- Fight Night
- Medal of Honor
- Plants vs Zombies
- SSX
- Alice
- Skate 3
- Black (OG)

https://www.xbox.com/en-US/games/ea-play

Current 360/OG games on GamePass

- Alan Wake
- Banjo Kazooie series
- Double Dragon Neon
- Fable series
- Fallout New Vegas
- Fuzion Frenzy (OG)
- Gears series
- Jet Pac Refulled
- JoyRide Turbo
- Kameo
- Lego Star Wars 3
- Mass Effect (since it was published by MS I guess)
- Ninja Gaiden 2 (I guess NGB isn't on here)
- Panzer Dragoon Orta (OG)
- Perfect Dark
- Perfect Dark Zero
- Viva Pinata series
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: MMaRsu on September 10, 2020, 02:10:20 PM
They should promote Xbox Series S with Skate 3 in commercials

 :brain
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: Pissy F Benny on September 10, 2020, 02:20:47 PM
If they did youíd probably bitch about it anyway :trumps :rash
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: MMaRsu on September 10, 2020, 02:46:00 PM
Im not sure why I would when I literally suggested it
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: Trent Dole on September 10, 2020, 07:34:47 PM
https://twitter.com/Xbox/status/1304141209326161921
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: Beezy on September 11, 2020, 06:45:44 PM
Touhou Luna Nights and Double Kick Heroes look pretty good. Downloading these along with Hotshot Racing.
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: Bebpo on September 11, 2020, 07:12:22 PM
Touhou Luna Nights and Double Kick Heroes look pretty good. Downloading these along with Hotshot Racing.

I didn't like double kick heroes. Kinda a boring music game. Mostly just alternating beat hits between high & low shots.
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: Bebpo on September 12, 2020, 05:22:14 PM
So there's a way to pre-pay PC game pass as many months out as you want at the $5/month price before it hikes to $10/month. Kinda of iffy since you don't know the quality, but ehh, option is there. You go to settings in the app -> click on the grey game pass (not manage) and scroll down and hit the green extend button and keep buying one month at a time.

I figure I'll get like a year.
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: Bebpo on September 12, 2020, 05:32:09 PM
Man, I'm tempted to do a year of Ultimate for $12. Then if I get an S could just use it as a console game pass box. But probably won't get an S and then just spending $12 on nothing since I don't have any xbox systems. Hmmm, oh well.
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: Don Rumata on September 12, 2020, 06:19:41 PM
So there's a way to pre-pay PC game pass as many months out as you want at the $5/month price before it hikes to $10/month. Kinda of iffy since you don't know the quality, but ehh, option is there. You go to settings in the app -> click on the grey game pass (not manage) and scroll down and hit the green extend button and keep buying one month at a time.

I figure I'll get like a year.
Quoting for the new page.
I might do this. :thinking.

When's the price hike? How much time do i have to think about it?
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: MMaRsu on September 12, 2020, 06:22:55 PM
Bepbo you got screens on where to go?
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: Bebpo on September 12, 2020, 07:35:46 PM
So there's a way to pre-pay PC game pass as many months out as you want at the $5/month price before it hikes to $10/month. Kinda of iffy since you don't know the quality, but ehh, option is there. You go to settings in the app -> click on the grey game pass (not manage) and scroll down and hit the green extend button and keep buying one month at a time.

I figure I'll get like a year.
Quoting for the new page.
I might do this. :thinking.

When's the price hike? How much time do i have to think about it?

Price hike is next week on the 17th I think. 5 days.

Bepbo you got screens on where to go?

Sure, gimme a sec
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: Bebpo on September 12, 2020, 07:50:35 PM
Step #1 - In the game pass app, go to settings and click manage

(https://i.imgur.com/dwEunzch.jpg)

Step #2 - It'll open up a browser tab, log in and click manage

(https://i.imgur.com/t4IEkSth.jpg)

Step #3 - Click turn off recurring billing, then turn it off

(https://i.imgur.com/FSVoe4vh.jpg)

Step #4 - Go back to the app and go to settings and now click on the Xbox Game Pass link

(https://i.imgur.com/tPpszPph.jpg)

Step #5 - Scroll down and click on the Extend button, this will let you buy 1 month extension at $4.99. If you haven't turned off recurring billing the Extend button will not be there.

(https://i.imgur.com/1luR7QMh.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/HUuhtnkh.jpg)

Step #6 - Purchase the 1 month under extend. Note that this turns recurring billing back on each time. So now you have to loop back and do step #1 again to turn off recurring billing before going and extending another month. Takes about 1-2 mins each month you extend.

Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: The Sceneman on September 12, 2020, 11:12:26 PM
Playing the OG Halo within The Master Chief collection. Shit holds up great. Love the 90s style soundtrack too:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6DdRv6NIyY
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: MMaRsu on September 13, 2020, 06:43:25 AM
Thanks Bepbo I'll have to see if I can make it work!

Somehow I already extended it by one month by going unsigned to the 1Ä page 😂
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: The Sceneman on September 13, 2020, 10:47:22 PM
wtf Master Chief Collection has 700 achievements :dizzy
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: demi on September 14, 2020, 12:23:12 PM
Yup that's why I never touched it - that and I'm certainly not playing Halo [again]

(https://news.xbox.com/en-us/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2020/09/TW_ComingSoon_MixedPlatform_9.14_JPG.jpg?w=1200)

https://news.xbox.com/en-us/2020/09/14/cloud-gaming-with-xbox-game-pass-ultimate/

River City Girls & Katana ZERO is on the list under "xCloud launch lineup"
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: Beezy on September 14, 2020, 12:35:21 PM
River City Girls & Katana ZERO is on the list under "xCloud launch lineup"
Why do I even buy digital only games on the Switch anymore?
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: Don Rumata on September 14, 2020, 01:34:29 PM
Thanks Bepbo, bought 2 years with your method, i figured the first 2 years of a console launch, with no games to show (like in MS's case) it's where they'll rely on Gamepass the most, then 2 years in they'll probably change things around or get tired of it or whatever.

One crushing doubt though: Since you have to reinstall Windows every time you change CPU/MoBo, can you just transfer your Windows account/Gamepass to the new copy of Windows? Not being able to upgrade cpu for the next 2 years just because of gamepass, would be hilariously stupid.
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: Rufus on September 14, 2020, 01:50:49 PM
One crushing doubt though: Since you have to reinstall Windows every time you change CPU/MoBo, can you just transfer your Windows account/Gamepass to the new copy of Windows? Not being able to upgrade cpu for the next 2 years just because of gamepass, would be hilariously stupid.
You don't have to re-install Windows. First boot on the new mobo will just take a while.

Logging in on the new machine should be enough to migrate the licence, no? Though I would be concerned too, given how rickety the MS store can be.
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: Akala on September 14, 2020, 01:51:56 PM
overall link to MS account so shouldn't be an issue?
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: Don Rumata on September 14, 2020, 02:10:53 PM
This is the first PC i have on W10, so i'm not sure, but when i installed it, i remember reading that if i were to change mobo, i'd have to ask them to deactivate my W10 key, and then reactivate it on the new component.
I don't understand why the MS account would need to be tied to one W10 copy though, so maybe it isn't and i understood that wrong.
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: Skullfuckers Anonymous on September 14, 2020, 02:22:56 PM
Thanks Bepbo, bought 2 years with your method, i figured the first 2 years of a console launch, with no games to show (like in MS's case) it's where they'll rely on Gamepass the most, then 2 years in they'll probably change things around or get tired of it or whatever.

One crushing doubt though: Since you have to reinstall Windows every time you change CPU/MoBo, can you just transfer your Windows account/Gamepass to the new copy of Windows? Not being able to upgrade cpu for the next 2 years just because of gamepass, would be hilariously stupid.

I upgraded my motherboard and cpu and installed windows on a new drive last year. All I had to do was log into my Microsoft account and it handled activating Windows and the game pass subscription automatically.
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: Bebpo on September 14, 2020, 03:04:52 PM
Yup that's why I never touched it - that and I'm certainly not playing Halo [again]

(https://news.xbox.com/en-us/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2020/09/TW_ComingSoon_MixedPlatform_9.14_JPG.jpg?w=1200)

https://news.xbox.com/en-us/2020/09/14/cloud-gaming-with-xbox-game-pass-ultimate/

River City Girls & Katana ZERO is on the list under "xCloud launch lineup"

Seems kinda weak for PC compared to the last couple months of big hits. Hopefully River City & Katana Zero are pc.
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: G The Resurrected on September 15, 2020, 11:59:43 AM
For those going with the Xbox all access plan for a series X/S and are wondering how GamePass ultimate is being provided for the 24 months, it's a token. So you essentially will be adding 2 years to your existing GamePass subscription.
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: Freyj on September 15, 2020, 07:07:36 PM
Playing Wasteland 3 on an Ultimate trial and had to read a reddit thread on how to backup saves because the game wasnít able to see my existing saves anymore. Apparently this is a widespread issue with GamePass PC and not just Wasteland. Between this and shoddy controller support I think Iím just going to pay the premium and stick with Steam.
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: Cerveza mas fina on September 20, 2020, 01:50:33 AM
For those going with the Xbox all access plan for a series X/S and are wondering how GamePass ultimate is being provided for the 24 months, it's a token. So you essentially will be adding 2 years to your existing GamePass subscription.

Cheers G
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: demi on September 21, 2020, 09:49:42 AM
Now that MS owns Bethesda, GamePass is about to get a hot beef injection
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: Svejk on September 21, 2020, 10:08:28 AM
Now that MS owns Bethesda, GamePass is about to get a hot beef injection
Same with the price most likely. :doge
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: demi on September 21, 2020, 10:18:01 AM
GamePass will remain the best value in gaming. Enjoy your doom and gloom. And $30 "PS+ Collection"
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: Lonewulfeus on September 21, 2020, 10:28:44 AM
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Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: The Sceneman on September 23, 2020, 04:41:48 AM
Now that MS owns Bethesda, GamePass is about to get a hot beef injection
Same with the price most likely. :doge

100% FUD
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: Cerveza mas fina on September 23, 2020, 03:41:39 PM
When will EA stuff come to Gamepass?

Really wanna play some Battlefield
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: Bebpo on September 23, 2020, 03:53:02 PM
rumor seems to be Doom Eternal coming soon to game pass. Hopefully PC + Console.
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: demi on September 23, 2020, 05:35:06 PM
When will EA stuff come to Gamepass?

Really wanna play some Battlefield

EA is holiday, probably around Series X launch
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: Sho Nuff on September 23, 2020, 09:46:19 PM
rumor seems to be Doom Eternal coming soon to game pass. Hopefully PC + Console.

Hot hot hot. Was waiting for a price drop in the Japans but THIS WILL SUFFICE
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: MMaRsu on September 24, 2020, 08:11:47 AM
Eh game sucks ass anyway
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: demi on September 24, 2020, 12:03:02 PM
Doom Eternal is Coming to Xbox Game Pass on October 1 #ad
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: Bebpo on September 24, 2020, 03:36:39 PM
I wouldn't say it sucks ass, but its certainly disappointing.

I'll still give it a shot for free.
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: MMaRsu on September 24, 2020, 04:16:16 PM
I wouldn't say it sucks ass, but its certainly disappointing.

I'll still give it a shot for free.

That's what she said

 :umad
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: Rufus on September 24, 2020, 04:24:01 PM
That's definitely not what she said.
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: demi on September 29, 2020, 10:13:49 AM
(https://news.xbox.com/en-us/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2020/09/TW_ComingSoon_MixedPlatform_9.29.jpg?w=1200)
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: Pissy F Benny on September 29, 2020, 10:14:30 AM
i thought forza 7 was already on there :thinking :lol
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: Beezy on September 29, 2020, 11:45:26 AM
Are the Forza Motorsports games still doing well? I feel like people only talk about Horizon nowadays.
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: Pissy F Benny on September 29, 2020, 11:57:17 AM
They are what they are at this point, they've nailed the game play for the type of game they're going for. At least with Horizon you have a completely new area with every new game. I think MS has realised that churning out a new version every two years has diminishing returns. I wouldn't be surprised if they go for more of a gaas model for forza 8 tbh.

The ones this gen have had some microtransaction and loot box nastiness in them, but I think the paid stuff has been patched out of 7 now.

Forza 7 looks pretty fucking nice on xbox one x though :drool
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: Bebpo on September 29, 2020, 01:07:47 PM
I liked the demo of Ikenfell. Seemed like a neat little indie rpg that used srpg elements in the battle system and had good spritework.
Could be boring though.

As a PC person I guess I'll try Forza 7? Never liked a non-Horizon Forza game before but I'll keep giving them shots for free. I like GT games when they have decent campaigns so theoretically I should like Forza but it's never clicked. Horizon games are great.

Will play Doom Eternal when it gets on PC eventually. The delay apparently is because they don't even have a workable Windows Store PC version lol and have to create one to get it on gamepass. Windows Store is so terrible.
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: Cerveza mas fina on September 29, 2020, 02:00:21 PM
Vermintide 2 is a lot of fun

Another great addition

Cant wait foe Doom either
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: The Sceneman on October 05, 2020, 10:42:20 PM
I finally got the 1000 reward points for the big monthly quest completion for the first time ever. pretty good. Might cash em in for a gift card and get the  new AC7 DLC when that drops
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: Bebpo on October 09, 2020, 02:36:12 AM
Ikenfell's busted on PC. Game won't even boot. Streets of Rage 4 all over again.

I've noticed that 2d titles on PC Game Pass seem to have issues about 1/4th of the time. 3d games almost never have any problems. Something about how Windows Store wrapper works with Unity or other 2d engines just fucks them up. Pretty shitty.

It's weird how they can release games on Game Pass PC that won't even boot and work for anyone. It's like there is zero QA for Game Pass PC testing these games before they put them up. Weird.

Guess another reason to get a Series S/X is to actually have a Game Pass where all the games work.
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: Don Rumata on October 09, 2020, 02:44:50 AM
Over-under on Mafia Remake and RIDE4 hitting this? I'm tempted to just buy both, but if they come out on Gamepass in a month, i'll feel like a cunt.
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: The Sceneman on October 09, 2020, 05:06:06 AM
Quantum Break is pretty slick! I'm really enjoying the narrative and the tv show is fun. Love the graphical effects and sci-fi hokum. The live action kung Fu is a bit crappy but the production values of the show are otherwise pretty impressive. A lot of beautiful people, the main guy is pretty handsome. The hacker/surveillance expert dude is pretty funny, good actor. Looking forward to smashing through this! Looks like an easy 1000/1000 too, I am playing on Hard mode because I are good @ video game
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: MMaRsu on October 09, 2020, 05:32:02 AM
Over-under on Mafia Remake and RIDE4 hitting this? I'm tempted to just buy both, but if they come out on Gamepass in a month, i'll feel like a cunt.

Ppl play RIDE?
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: HardcoreRetro on October 09, 2020, 06:38:12 AM
Nah, they made four of them just to spite you.
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: Pissy F Benny on October 09, 2020, 07:55:36 AM
Over-under on Mafia Remake and RIDE4 hitting this? I'm tempted to just buy both, but if they come out on Gamepass in a month, i'll feel like a cunt.

I wouldnít expect either on game pass for 6 months at least (a year more likely), unless Microsoft buys out either 2k or whoever the fuck makes ride before then :yeshrug
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: MMaRsu on October 09, 2020, 08:33:45 AM
Nah, they made four of them just to spite you.

I dont care either way but I thought they were a bit mediocre no?
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: Don Rumata on October 09, 2020, 04:38:41 PM
Nah, they made four of them just to spite you.

I dont care either way but I thought they were a bit mediocre no?
I was just itching for a bike racer, and Milestone's been pretty good in the past (plus, a bit of nationalistic bias.   ;)) But yeah looking at the steam reviews, it seems like it needs a patch or two.
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: Bebpo on October 10, 2020, 02:42:33 PM
So I did some testing on PC and figured out a bunch of stuff.

Basically Ikenfell wasn't booting and it was for other people. I noticed when I'd boot it the lights would turn on my Dual Shock 4 controller meaning it was activating. So I tried unplugging my DS4 which was plugged in via USB. And the game boots fine. But if I plug the DS4 in at any time the game instantly crashes weird.

I tried hooking my DS4 up via Bluetooth and the game runs fine but my DS4 doesn't work right in BT for whatever reason with lags and disconnects which is why I play it wired. So essentially having a wired controller in the USB port crashes Ikenfell.

So I tried my 8bitdo SN30+ controller that I use on Switch as my Pro Controller. Never tried it on PC before but it has PC Bluetooth. So I linked it up and it works and Ikenfell boots and the controller works perfect with no lag or disconnects. Cool.

Then while I had the controller in, I tried a few other 2d games with it and like Touhou Luna Nights suddenly was running at 5fps unplayable with the 8bitdo BT controller. But then I disconnect that and hook up the DS4 via USB and the game runs perfect. Again, weird.

Also I noticed when running Touhou Luna Nights that the game in fullscreen wouldn't stutter non-stop and be unplayable. Certain 2d games I used to have to all run in a window because they would do that in fullscreen. I tested some other games that did that like World of Horror and same thing, all working fine in fullscreen now  :o

So I thought maybe they FINALLY patched some of the windows store wrapper issues, so I tried some of the games that had the "d-pad doesn't register diagonals" issue which made them basically unplayable. First I tried Streets of Rage 4, which at launch wouldn't even boot 90% of the time and when it did boot diagonals wouldn't register so I ended up buying it on steam.

Works perfect now. Could've saved me that $15-20 on Steam, but oh well it's a good game I don't mind supporting the devs.

I thought maybe they just patched SoR4, so I tested Marvel v Capcom Infinite which I'm sure Capcom hasn't bothered patching anytime recently and that also used to have the no diagonals on d-pad which is impossible for a fighter where you need to jump forward/backwards.

Diagonals work perfect now on the d-pad  :o

So it seems to me they did finally patch the windows store wrapper and fix the fullscreen stuttering and d-pad diagonals not registering issues, which is huge. It means that basically every game on the Game Pass list for PC now actually works 100% outside Ikenfell's weird bug where the game doesn't work with a controller plugged into the USB port but you can get around that with Bluetooth.

Note that none of this stuff seems to happen with any other store front like Steam/Epic. Windows Store  :doge

Also it's 2020 and PC gaming is still "spend hours monkeying around to try to diagnose issues and get things running right" for a lot of games. There's definitely an argument for consoles and saving time in life  :brain
 
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: Rufus on October 11, 2020, 12:05:17 PM
Never had any such issues with wired controllers. :smug :kermit
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: Bebpo on October 11, 2020, 12:37:10 PM
Do you use a Dual Shock 4?

The issues seem mostly related to that controller support.
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: Rufus on October 11, 2020, 12:50:34 PM
No, 360 and now Xbone controllers. I have a bunch that use DirectInput as well, but I haven't had any issues with them. But then I also haven't used them in a long time.  :thinking

Now I'm curious if using Steam to handle inputs (or any DirectInput to XInput wrapper) would have solved your issues as well.
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: Bebpo on October 11, 2020, 02:47:48 PM
Yeah, I've sorta assumed it's my fault for using a Sony controller on an Xbox ecosystem, but like 50% of the stuff I play on PC are d-pad based and DS4's my favorite d-pad. Haven't used a Xbox controller since the X360, which I did used to use as my PC controller since DS3 never worked right on PC until DS4.

I was using a wrapper though. No store other than Steam has built in DS4 support, so I have to use DS4Windows. Which works fine in every store except for Game Pass where it had issues.

That being said, like I said it looks like they fixed whatever was wrong with the Windows Store wrapper + Directinput on a handful of games. Right now DS4 works fine on everything except Ikenfell which is game specific.

Ikenfell just hates the Playstation controller. After more testing I discovered that even if you have the DS4 running non-wired through BT and directinput the Ikenfell won't boot/will crash. But any other controller doesn't cause that. Something about the DS4 just destroys Ikenfell. Never seen anything like that in any other game.
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: Rufus on October 11, 2020, 03:06:08 PM
Good to know though. I plan on getting a gyro capable controller to screw around with (and use with emulation). I was aiming for a DS4 (or 5), but maybe I have to do more research.
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: Bebpo on October 13, 2020, 01:15:56 AM
Tried out Forza 7, I like it. Probably one of, if not, the best looking racers I've seen. The lighting, the reflections (drivers view reflections on interior window), the night -> day changing, rain effects, etc... with good looking tracks and colorful and sharp looking cars. At 72fps+/4k it's a heck of a looker.

Played a couple hours until the game crashed when loading an event.
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: Bebpo on October 13, 2020, 03:40:07 AM
Forza is pretty cool, but a couple things it needs at some point in comparison to GT is the career mode is zzz, I swear best sim-lite racer career mode is still the first few GTs where they were car rpgs and you spent hours driving around a little dinky car and tuning it up and noticing the improvements, passing license tests and working your way up to supercars.

and the other thing is for whatever reason, the replays in Forza are boring as shit. Game looks amazing playing it but zzz in replays. Whereas the replays in GT have always looked like gorgeous art.

Forza also needs to get rid of the stupid unskippable cutscenes everywhere masking loading, but hopefully F8 lets them do that.
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: demi on October 13, 2020, 09:24:40 AM
(https://news.xbox.com/en-us/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2020/10/TW_ComingSoon_MixedPlatform_10.13.jpg?w=1200)
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: MMaRsu on October 13, 2020, 09:35:45 AM
I mean AoEIII yes..
The rest? Who gives a shit
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: demi on October 13, 2020, 09:40:45 AM
I give a shit
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: MMaRsu on October 13, 2020, 09:57:09 AM
I give a shit

I missed Katana Zero, thats supposedly great but what of those other games are you genuinly interested in?
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: Pissy F Benny on October 13, 2020, 10:17:38 AM
I give a shit

I missed Katana Zero, thats supposedly great but what of those other games are you genuinly interested in?

cricket 19 :smug
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: Lonewulfeus on October 13, 2020, 10:34:09 AM
Tales of vesperia is fun, Iíll prolly play that again.
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: demi on October 13, 2020, 10:41:55 AM
I give a shit

I missed Katana Zero, thats supposedly great but what of those other games are you genuinly interested in?

I watched trailers and they looked neat, yes

I might even replay Vesperia again at 120fps 4K
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: Rufus on October 13, 2020, 10:59:08 AM
I need more time. :notlikethis
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: HardcoreRetro on October 13, 2020, 11:12:57 AM
Supraland is supposed to be a great first person metroidvania game as well.
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: Fifstar on October 13, 2020, 11:41:45 AM
Yep, heard very good things about Supraland as well (although they developer seems to be some crazy esoteric german guy).
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: Bebpo on October 13, 2020, 04:20:30 PM
Hadn't picked up Katana Zero, so I'll take that.
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: Trent Dole on October 13, 2020, 04:39:43 PM
Fuck yeah Vesperia :rock
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: Sho Nuff on October 13, 2020, 10:21:03 PM
I liked Katana Zero on Switch
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: demi on October 16, 2020, 04:04:37 PM
Grim Fandango
Day of the Tentacle
Full Throttle

Coming to GamePass end of the month

Quote
As part of todayís show, Tim confirmed that the Classic LucasArts Remasters are coming October 29 to all Xbox Game Pass members, Xbox, Windows 10 PC, and Android (with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate). Fans will be able to play three beloved LucasArts adventure games Ė Grim Fandango Remastered, Day of the Tentacle Remastered, and Full Throttle Remastered Ė in their revitalized glory.
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: Bebpo on October 16, 2020, 06:10:30 PM
Katana Zero seems pretty good.

Tried out Vesperia for nostalgia-sake and still looks pretty nice. Yuri's movement speed in the city maps is slooooooooooooooooooow though. Doubt I'd ever replay it, but cool get.
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: The Sceneman on October 16, 2020, 07:24:40 PM
Grim Fandango
Day of the Tentacle
Full Throttle

Coming to GamePass end of the month

Quote
As part of todayís show, Tim confirmed that the Classic LucasArts Remasters are coming October 29 to all Xbox Game Pass members, Xbox, Windows 10 PC, and Android (with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate). Fans will be able to play three beloved LucasArts adventure games Ė Grim Fandango Remastered, Day of the Tentacle Remastered, and Full Throttle Remastered Ė in their revitalized glory.

This service is actually too good :dizzy

Vesperia roxxorz but dont have time to play it again. Gonna do FFXV soon as my next RPG.

Quantum Break is awesome, hoping to beat it this weekend.

Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: demi on October 18, 2020, 03:13:03 PM
River City Girls comes to Win10 PC end of the month, that's probably when it comes to GamePass too
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: demi on October 19, 2020, 10:02:14 AM
Rainbow Six Siege coming October 22
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: Sho Nuff on October 19, 2020, 09:59:28 PM
Rainbow Six Siege coming October 22

I live in the wrong country for this one. Ubi locks you to your region / platform so I was never matched with anyone on Japan/Xbox :(
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: demi on October 26, 2020, 09:44:25 AM
(https://news.xbox.com/en-us/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2020/10/TW_ComingSoon_ALL-UP_10.26_JPG.jpg?w=1200)
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: Pissy F Benny on October 26, 2020, 10:19:25 AM
be saving some hd space this go around, nothing there appeals to me :whew
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: MMaRsu on October 26, 2020, 12:01:17 PM
Rainbow Six Siege coming October 22

Not pc tho :(
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: Bebpo on October 26, 2020, 01:46:21 PM
Nice, I heard Eastshade is good but it's always been a bit pricey. And wanted to try Knights & Bikes.
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: thetylerrob on October 26, 2020, 03:27:02 PM
I'm hype for Deep Rock Galactic. Just got back into L4D and Vermintide with some bros so that'll be our next gaming marathon sesh for sure.
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: Great Rumbler on November 05, 2020, 03:35:07 PM
Nice, I heard Eastshade is good but it's always been a bit pricey. And wanted to try Knights & Bikes.

EastShade is a fantastic game. Very relaxing and laid-back experience.
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: Trent Dole on November 06, 2020, 02:20:52 PM
https://twitter.com/XboxGamePass/status/1324433803637673984
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: Bebpo on November 06, 2020, 02:27:20 PM
Yup, been waiting for that one.
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: Stro on November 06, 2020, 08:51:21 PM
Cool another lame ass Star Wars game for free*
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: Joe Molotov on November 08, 2020, 05:21:46 PM
Better than paying for it (which I did :( )
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: The Sceneman on November 08, 2020, 05:26:58 PM
Played through day of the tentacle, was awesome. Did complete a lot of the puzzles from memory but did cheat on a few of the more esoteric solutions. Those old point and click games could be so obtuse. Onto Full Throttle now. Great game, abysmal rock music
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: Joe Molotov on November 08, 2020, 05:39:14 PM
How could you cast shade at the Gone Jackals like that, Sceneman?  Just listen to this amazing early 90's butt rock.  :rofl

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rFROms6m_fc
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: Sho Nuff on November 08, 2020, 08:53:37 PM
The Full Throttle soundtrack cassette I made was a staple of my 1986 Ford Tempo
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Post by: The Sceneman on November 09, 2020, 04:01:58 AM
I think I just really didn't like the slow song that played during some early puzzles: "the population is slowly decreasing" or something. Will give the rest of the songs a go. The opening track was fitting for the biker dudes. I like how the baddie is named Adrian Ripburger
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Post by: demi on November 09, 2020, 12:45:35 PM
Happy Next-Gen Eve

(https://news.xbox.com/en-us/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2020/11/TW_ComingSoon_ALL-UP_11.9_JPG.jpg?w=1200)

FF8 - Nov 12
River City Girls - Nov 19

EA Play PC - December 15
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: Bebpo on November 09, 2020, 02:50:20 PM
Halo 4 PC finallyyyyyy

Excited to see what 343 bad Halo campaign is like! Gonna check out River City for sure.
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: brawndolicious on November 09, 2020, 05:57:48 PM
I actually thought the 343 campaigns were fun, but they definitely changed some of the formula. It's like walking out of a Taco Bell with a sushirito, it's still made with the same 5 ingredients but everything feels kind of different.
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: The Sceneman on November 10, 2020, 12:16:01 AM
Aww yeah FFVIII
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: MMaRsu on November 10, 2020, 03:32:35 AM
Happy Next-Gen Eve

(https://news.xbox.com/en-us/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2020/11/TW_ComingSoon_ALL-UP_11.9_JPG.jpg?w=1200)

FF8 - Nov 12
River City Girls - Nov 19

EA Play PC - December 15

How is Gears tactics not even on PC with this?

Fuck this service im unsubbing (sadly I got charged last night)
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: Bebpo on November 10, 2020, 03:35:44 AM
Uh, Gears Tactics has been on PC Game Pass for like a year  :doge
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: MMaRsu on November 10, 2020, 03:40:04 AM
Uh, Gears Tactics has been on PC Game Pass for like a year  :doge

Nevermind then lmao  :lol. I think I actually played it when it launched, cool game.

Sadly I dont use the service enough.. I kept it on for Forza Horizon 4 but honestly I should have just bought it.
I dont think it offers too much for PC users.
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: demi on November 10, 2020, 09:16:39 AM
What a waste of oxygen, bye
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: Pissy F Benny on November 10, 2020, 09:25:04 AM
The recently added section has been flooded with ea trash today :hhh

Is there really any need to have fifa 14 or nba live whatever on there, no one in their right mind is gonna download that shit
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: MMaRsu on November 10, 2020, 09:41:51 AM
What a waste of oxygen, bye

As if you can argue that Gamepass on PC is a worthy 10Ä a month  :lol
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: Pissy F Benny on November 10, 2020, 11:03:59 AM
maybe not if you've pirated everything already ;)
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Post by: The Sceneman on November 10, 2020, 06:42:35 PM
Finished Full Throttle, man that was a short game. BS trial and error action sequences at the end. Defo a weaker SCUMM title but the setting was cool. Easy achievements.

Grim Fandango next!
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Post by: Sho Nuff on November 10, 2020, 08:57:33 PM
That high budget star wars game is on there, is it actually fun
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Post by: Hamarr on November 10, 2020, 11:26:49 PM
Jedi Fallen Order?  If so, I enjoyed it a lot.  It kind of reminded me of a cross between the Tomb Raider reboot with a Souls type game.
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Post by: The Sceneman on November 11, 2020, 03:55:56 AM
Am interested in Star Warse
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Post by: Cerveza mas fina on November 16, 2020, 12:01:30 PM
Just beat the first boss in Tactics.

Good game so far on the normal difficulty.
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Post by: Bebpo on November 17, 2020, 01:13:16 PM
Halo 4

Required disc space 161 GB


WTF, guessing you have to install every MCC collection game or something? I don't even have that space right now with Watchdogs Legion and Forza 7 installed.
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Post by: Pissy F Benny on November 17, 2020, 01:24:15 PM
isn't halo 4 a 360 game too :wtf :confused
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Post by: Bebpo on November 17, 2020, 01:31:07 PM
Xbox One

Well deleted Forza 7 and downloading it now. Will give the campaign like 30 mins and see how it looks/plays on PC. Going back to Reach's visuals was...yeah, pretty dated. Hopefully Halo 4 being one generation ahead looks a little nicer.
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Post by: Cerveza mas fina on November 17, 2020, 03:37:22 PM
A bit but...

Game is bad beps
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Post by: Bebpo on November 17, 2020, 09:51:28 PM
Nm, Halo 4 was a X360 game. I wonder why I never got it/played it. I was into Halo and got them all through Reach. Thought I didn't get 4/5 because they were on Xbox One.
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Post by: Sho Nuff on November 18, 2020, 08:00:36 PM
120FPS Halo is insane, it's like butter

It still doesn't make Halo 4 good though
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Post by: The Sceneman on November 20, 2020, 07:49:39 AM
Grim Fandango is so good. I missed this one back in 98 due to only owning a ps1 (I had played the other T Schafer games on an earlier 486 w/ CD ROM I had access to eg. Day of the Tentacle and Full Throttle)

Manny's voice acting is so endearing and likable and the whole milieu of the game makes so much more sense to me as an adult with knowledge of film noir, smoking, and DŪa de Muertos.
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Post by: MMaRsu on November 21, 2020, 10:43:36 AM
Nm, Halo 4 was a X360 game. I wonder why I never got it/played it. I was into Halo and got them all through Reach. Thought I didn't get 4/5 because they were on Xbox One.

Probably bc 343i
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Post by: kingv on November 24, 2020, 09:36:10 PM
Just beat the first boss in Tactics.

Good game so far on the normal difficulty.

I beat tactics on PC a few months ago. Itís good but gets really repetitive
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Post by: Skullfuckers Anonymous on November 27, 2020, 11:01:38 PM
3 month game pass ultimate for $20. If you remember to disable auto renew before activating then youíll get an extra month so itís $60 for a year.

https://www.target.com/p/xbox-game-pass-ultimate/-/A-81874854?preselect=76626995
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Post by: Beezy on November 28, 2020, 12:25:41 AM
Won't a year of gold still convert to a year of Ultimate if you let your sub run out? You can get a year of Ultimate for $60 this way also.
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Post by: Stro on November 28, 2020, 08:14:15 AM
You can also get gamepass looking up porn every day on Bing :jeb
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Post by: Transhuman on November 28, 2020, 09:56:15 AM
I'm starting to think that the 343i studio was built on a native american burial site or something. I'd love to watch the behind the scenes of this wreck
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Post by: Ghoul on November 28, 2020, 10:09:58 AM
Itís built on a Bungie burial site and only ghosts of Bungie work on the games.
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Post by: mormapope on November 28, 2020, 10:32:01 AM
Halo under Bungie was space war opera that revolved around around conflict that spanned a short amount of time in the Halo universe. Halo at its best revolves around large scale war.

343 tries to tell a story incorporating lore into everything, and trying to inject storytelling into Halo when it doesn't need it. Halo 4 didn't invoke large scale conflict. Halo 5 didn't. Halo Infinite most likely won't.

Halo 4 should've been Earth getting destroyed, pockets of humanity escaping, Master Chief and the remaining Spartans end up being the remaining line of defense. A Halo ring ends up being habitable, Humanity fights to seize it. There's vaults on the ring to ensure survival if you use the ring. Space drama, betrayal, cliffhangers, yada yada.

Large scale and interesting conflict. Instead we got "how does Master Chief feel about this?????"


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Post by: daycru on November 28, 2020, 11:19:46 AM
Can anyone recommend some linear shooter campaigns on GamePass? Rage 2 has some of the most fun shooting ever but itís wrapped in so many layers of pointless map icons and audio logs that itís strictly a podcast game
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Post by: brawndolicious on November 28, 2020, 03:35:11 PM
Can anyone recommend some linear shooter campaigns on GamePass? Rage 2 has some of the most fun shooting ever but itís wrapped in so many layers of pointless map icons and audio logs that itís strictly a podcast game

Halo and Gears will be good and probably Crackdown 3, Black, Doom Eternal, and Wolfenstein: Young Blood but I haven't played those last four. I would have recommended BF1/5 from the EA library but Dice decided to go wild with stupid stealth missions that don't work well. The other half of the campaigns are pretty fun in a mindless big war action way.
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Post by: The Sceneman on November 29, 2020, 07:12:37 PM
Can anyone recommend some linear shooter campaigns on GamePass? Rage 2 has some of the most fun shooting ever but itís wrapped in so many layers of pointless map icons and audio logs that itís strictly a podcast game

Quantum Break is a good story driven 3rd person shooter with a striaghtforward, self-contained campaign. No multiplayer, no GaaS, no DLC, no bullshit
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Post by: Sho Nuff on November 30, 2020, 02:46:54 AM
Can anyone recommend some linear shooter campaigns on GamePass? Rage 2 has some of the most fun shooting ever but itís wrapped in so many layers of pointless map icons and audio logs that itís strictly a podcast game

Halo and Gears will be good and probably Crackdown 3, Black, Doom Eternal, and Wolfenstein: Young Blood but I haven't played those last four. I would have recommended BF1/5 from the EA library but Dice decided to go wild with stupid stealth missions that don't work well. The other half of the campaigns are pretty fun in a mindless big war action way.

All those are real good except for Young Blood. That game is hog shit and I was disgusted by how terrible it was. Fuck that game. This was clearly not the A-team working on it.
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Post by: The Sceneman on November 30, 2020, 06:06:13 PM
Actual footage of me after reading that Control is rumored to be coming to gamepass this month:

(https://img.memecdn.com/the-chitauri-are-defeated-let-thor-show-you-the-dance-of-his-people_o_542024.gif)
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Post by: Ghoul on November 30, 2020, 07:17:16 PM
Apparently 343 are adding a BR to Halo, maybe get the game to a functional and well polished state before you try doing other things? Can see this game not coming until 2022 at this rate.
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Post by: demi on December 01, 2020, 12:42:14 AM
Actual footage of me after reading that Control is rumored to be coming to gamepass this month:

(https://img.memecdn.com/the-chitauri-are-defeated-let-thor-show-you-the-dance-of-his-people_o_542024.gif)

You after playing Control on GamePass:

(https://www.cugmhp.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Mom-Im-bored.jpg)
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Post by: Don Rumata on December 01, 2020, 05:28:52 AM
Indeed, you do need to have a child's brain, to not appreciate Control.  :hmph
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Post by: kingv on December 01, 2020, 09:42:25 AM
I didnít finish control yet... I wonder if the ultimate edition will read the regular edition saves (probably not)
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Post by: demi on December 01, 2020, 01:14:41 PM
(https://news.xbox.com/en-us/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2020/12/TW_MIXED-PLATFORM_12.1_AllUp_JPG.jpg?w=1920)
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Post by: Rufus on December 01, 2020, 03:29:39 PM
https://news.xbox.com/en-us/2020/12/01/xbox-game-pass-update-december-2020/

Scroll down for the exact dates.
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Post by: Lonewulfeus on December 01, 2020, 03:30:46 PM
Greedfall fuck yea!  Also in for DQ11, control, and maybe Monster Sanctuary.  Fantastic month
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Post by: Joe Molotov on December 01, 2020, 04:11:03 PM
The real reward this month: 3 Months of Discord Nitro

Can't wait to troll with animated emotes from other servers again. :PogChamp

oh nvm, it's new to Nitro accounts only. Very antipog of you, Microsoft.
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Post by: The Sceneman on December 01, 2020, 06:45:14 PM
aww yeah Control on the 3rd :hump

Call of the Sea looks kinda cool
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Post by: Bebpo on December 01, 2020, 07:07:47 PM
Also EA Play should arrive on PC sometime in December. So Jedi Order as well. Good stuff.
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Post by: Beezy on December 01, 2020, 07:27:37 PM
I learned today that if your XBL account is linked with someone else's, you also share GamePass. My sub ran out last month, but my nephew recently re-upped his and I'm still able to download and play GamePass games. This might be old news, but I had no idea.
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Post by: Stro on December 01, 2020, 07:39:54 PM
Def gonna cash in some bing rewards points this month to play Doom and some shitty Star Wars games :jeb
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Post by: MMaRsu on December 02, 2020, 12:45:13 PM
Also EA Play should arrive on PC sometime in December. So Jedi Order as well. Good stuff.

Eh game isnt that great
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Post by: Supermanisdead on December 03, 2020, 04:01:22 AM
impulse bought a series s and gamepass  :-* my first game will be sunset overdrive  :-*
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Post by: Bebpo on December 03, 2020, 03:25:56 PM
Doom and stuff is out on PC now.

Also EA Play should arrive on PC sometime in December. So Jedi Order as well. Good stuff.

Eh game isnt that great

Perfect for trying for free!
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Post by: The Sceneman on December 03, 2020, 03:43:36 PM
impulse bought a series s and gamepass  :-* my first game will be sunset overdrive  :-*

(https://i.gifer.com/Lak.gif)
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Post by: kingv on December 03, 2020, 10:18:06 PM
Def gonna cash in some bing rewards points this month to play Doom and some shitty Star Wars games :jeb

You know if you auto redeem bing rewards you get the $10 certificates for cheaper, right?
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Post by: MMaRsu on December 08, 2020, 02:23:13 PM
Well Call of the Sea seems like a technical dud. Looks like they silently cut ray tracing too.

PASS.

Damnit I was just dling it
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Post by: MMaRsu on December 08, 2020, 02:23:29 PM
Also why isnt Minecraft 10 with RTX on gamepass????

 ??? ??? ???
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Post by: Pissy F Benny on December 08, 2020, 02:29:56 PM
Why would you want to play minecraft, are you 5 years old :heh
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Post by: Supermanisdead on December 09, 2020, 01:07:11 AM
this naruto boruto game fucking sucks lmao.
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Post by: Svejk on December 09, 2020, 07:49:01 AM
Well Call of the Sea seems like a technical dud. Looks like they silently cut ray tracing too.

PASS.
There's a reason it's called GamePass.  :rimshot
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Post by: Sho Nuff on December 09, 2020, 08:57:58 PM
Uninstalled Call of the Sea after 20 minutes. Hello my name is Lady Expository Dialogue
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Post by: Stro on December 09, 2020, 09:26:59 PM
Uninstalled Call of the Sea after 20 minutes. Hello my name is Lady Expository Dialogue

Hi Lady Expository Dialogue, I'm Dad


 :brock
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Post by: demi on December 11, 2020, 09:55:48 AM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Eo9o4YHU8AQpR1D?format=jpg&name=medium)
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Post by: Bebpo on December 11, 2020, 11:18:05 AM
Honestly kind of boring lineup after the big recent hits like Doom and DQXI.

I guess I'll try Medan.
Wish Code Vein was PC. I guess the issue with a lot of these is there's no windows store version, only Steam and Bamco isn't going to put the time in to port it between stores.
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Post by: Don Rumata on December 11, 2020, 11:58:49 AM
Uninstalled Call of the Sea after 20 minutes. Hello my name is Lady Expository Dialogue
You weren't kidding holy shit.
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Post by: thetylerrob on December 11, 2020, 12:08:05 PM
Iím excited to play shitty Man of Medan with my grill.
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Post by: HardcoreRetro on December 11, 2020, 12:14:03 PM
Uninstalled Call of the Sea after 20 minutes. Hello my name is Lady Expository Dialogue
You weren't kidding holy shit.

Man, I'm excited to play this now. Sounds like a massive piece of crap.  :D
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Post by: Don Rumata on December 11, 2020, 12:28:57 PM
Uninstalled Call of the Sea after 20 minutes. Hello my name is Lady Expository Dialogue
You weren't kidding holy shit.

Man, I'm excited to play this now. Sounds like a massive piece of crap.  :D
https://youtu.be/7TFme14s0Z8
Literally in the first 3 minutes, she starts awkwardly describing everything, like a mad woman.
"Oh no, i've had that bad dream again, that i've been having ever since my husband died in the mysterious train wreck after he started his research on the lost city of Atlantis which was also his childhood dream as revealed to me by that old lady at the fair when i was a child myself, right after my dad left me and my mother!"

I can understand being overly-descriptive when you examine things around the room, it's kind of like PS1 survival horrors, classic p&c adventures or even RPG were, but you could try to be a tad elegant about it.
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Post by: Rufus on December 11, 2020, 01:37:14 PM
Reminds me of the Gothic remake alpha.
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Post by: Trent Dole on December 11, 2020, 10:46:24 PM
Oh shiii Code Vein, been waiting for that to dip into the $20 range but I'll take it on GP. When're we getting Sekiro?
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Post by: Stro on December 15, 2020, 05:18:23 PM
EA Play on PC got moved to next year :beli

Not even a date or anything. Just "2021".
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Post by: The Sceneman on December 16, 2020, 05:10:59 AM
Yeah I clicked out of the Call of the Sea game intro  as soon as I heard the Cthulu(sp?) crap. Im so done with that nerd shit. Maybe I should read the books. Alone in the Dark was baller in 1992. Lovecraft was prob innovative? Who cares. Build your own personailty and interests please. I wanna see dinosaurs playing basketball or something
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Post by: Don Rumata on December 16, 2020, 09:09:23 AM
Yeah I clicked out of the Call of the Sea game intro  as soon as I heard the Cthulu(sp?) crap. Im so done with that nerd shit. Maybe I should read the books. Alone in the Dark was baller in 1992. Lovecraft was prob innovative? Who cares. Build your own personailty and interests please. I wanna see dinosaurs playing basketball or something
Been done.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denver,_the_Last_Dinosaur
 
:ufup

But i agree Lovecraft is overused, especially in this space.
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Post by: Joe Molotov on January 05, 2021, 02:19:32 PM
https://www.gematsu.com/2021/01/xbox-game-pass-adds-efootball-pes-2021-season-update-injustice-2-torchlight-iii-and-more-in-mid-january

(https://www.gematsu.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Xbox-Game-Pass_01-05-21-600x338.jpg)

Game Pass January update is pretty :zzz unless you really have a boner for futbol.
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Post by: demi on January 05, 2021, 02:28:39 PM
We could play Torchlight
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Post by: Stro on January 05, 2021, 02:51:41 PM
They really just not going to mention EA Play for PC again or what
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Post by: Joe Molotov on January 05, 2021, 03:54:47 PM
They really just not going to mention EA Play for PC again or what

Coming this year!
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Post by: Joe Molotov on January 05, 2021, 04:01:52 PM
We could play Torchlight

Or you could just carry me through Minecraft Dungeons.  :blessup
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Post by: MMaRsu on January 05, 2021, 04:30:59 PM
https://www.gematsu.com/2021/01/xbox-game-pass-adds-efootball-pes-2021-season-update-injustice-2-torchlight-iii-and-more-in-mid-january

(https://www.gematsu.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Xbox-Game-Pass_01-05-21-600x338.jpg)

Game Pass January update is pretty :zzz unless you really have a boner for futbol.

And PES 2021 is just a transfer update for PES 2020 without any gameplay improvements so lmao at that
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Post by: demi on January 05, 2021, 04:45:07 PM
We could play Torchlight

Or you could just carry me through Minecraft Dungeons.  :blessup

if ur serious text me i will carry you in my bosom
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Post by: Nintex on January 05, 2021, 05:17:58 PM
They really just not going to mention EA Play for PC again or what
I'm consistently seeing EA Games chart on Steam so I don't think EA is ready to shoot themselves in the dick yet  :doge
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Post by: Don Rumata on January 05, 2021, 05:30:14 PM
Kinda curious about Edith Finch.
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Post by: The Sceneman on January 05, 2021, 10:46:32 PM
Its a good walking simulator. Its decently written and the artwork/level modeling is great - feels higher budget than it is. Its a little artsy without being too pretentious - a hard balance to strike. It's not too long either. I'd recommend it, especially at zero oppurtunity cost
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Post by: Sho Nuff on January 06, 2021, 12:59:32 PM
Injustice 2 has REALLY REALLY NICE cutscenes
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Post by: The Sceneman on January 13, 2021, 09:26:00 PM
Hades rumored for gamepass. Huge if true

https://gamerant.com/xbox-game-pass-hades-rumor/
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Post by: Beezy on January 14, 2021, 12:10:14 AM
Hades rumored for gamepass. Huge if true

https://gamerant.com/xbox-game-pass-hades-rumor/
After I bought it on Switch... ::)
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Post by: Bebpo on January 14, 2021, 01:02:56 AM
Game Pass seems pretty light this month. Guess they went overkill during the holidays.
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Post by: Sho Nuff on January 14, 2021, 01:09:07 AM
Fallen Order got a native XSX/XSS patch. Looks fuckin awesome
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Post by: demi on January 16, 2021, 01:12:06 PM
Microsoft Rewards is doing a 10,000 Gamerscore promo again so I cranked out some GamePass games recently

- Sea of Solitude (EA Play)

Ok little "ICO" game about some girl's personal issues and her family's issues.

- Eastshade

Weird little game that looks like some Elder Scrolls mod. You walk around the land of Eastshade where you have to paint these 4 pictures of your Mother's last wishes, but in order to access these areas you have to solve some puzzles with people's issues. Theres no fighting you just explore and solve puzzles. There is some material gathering involved.

- The Little Acre

Nice animated adventure game, reminds me of Broken Sword (Charles Cecil was involved). It's very short, the puzzles arent terrible.

- Full Throttle Remastered

It's Full Throttle

- Call of the Sea

Not sure why this is promoted as Series X optimized, nothing really said cum in me that's next gen. Anyway it's an adventure game where you just solve puzzles. I got stumped on 2 puzzles, the rest are pretty easy to solve. I enjoyed it.

- Superhot: Mind Control Delete

First time trying superhot and this game is pretty fun. This is the "DLC" expansion, so it doesnt have the original story and such. It has this Roguelike element where you can unlock new abilities, and as you do a level you randomly get to pick from them as you progress through the level. So if you die, you start back at the beginning but you get new dice rolls for your perks.

- Touhou Luna Nights

Weebavania. You play as some Meido who throws knives everywhere and it has a "graze" gimmick where you brush your tits against enemies and you get HP/MP etc back. Pretty short game, I had fun with it.

- Hypnospace Outlaw

Very interesting game here. I enjoyed mimicing the OS of a computer more than the garish geocities websites. It's pretty much a puzzle/adventure game where you solve them by navigating the websites and find hints to search for stuff.
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Post by: Beezy on January 16, 2021, 05:08:40 PM
What's the promo?
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Post by: demi on January 16, 2021, 05:11:54 PM
You activate a punchcard in the app (ON CONSOLE), then for every gamerscore you earn, you get the equivilant in rewards. So you just play shitty easy games and quickly get 10,000

I already exhausted most of the super duper easy games, so I went for ones that had quick completions (hence my list)

There's about a week and some change left, if you want to get some quick points there are guides on TrueAchivements (for example Fractured Minds is dogshit but you get 1000 points in like 30 minutes)
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Post by: The Sceneman on January 16, 2021, 09:03:08 PM
bah that promo isnt available in NZ :(

Little Acre sounds cool though, installing now
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Post by: Don Rumata on January 16, 2021, 11:02:49 PM
The narrow FOV in Edith Finch is making me sick, but i'll still bother to finish it, if it's short enough.
Environments are pretty cool.
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Post by: The Sceneman on January 16, 2021, 11:17:48 PM
Yeah nice environs. It's about 2 hours long iirc
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Post by: Don Rumata on January 17, 2021, 08:20:50 AM
Yeah, finished it.
I usually don't like these types of games where the protagonists just talks and talks, but it was a very cute game, almost too short, tbh.
Lewis' sequence was probably my favorite.
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Post by: The Sceneman on January 17, 2021, 03:19:47 PM
I liked the cat sequence, totes adorbs
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Post by: Beezy on January 18, 2021, 10:28:56 AM
https://twitter.com/Wario64/status/1351084823448850434
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Post by: Joe Molotov on January 18, 2021, 11:42:25 AM
https://twitter.com/jkunbllade/status/1351086215852908555

Oh no, my Fishing Sim World: Pro Tour!
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Post by: Bebpo on January 18, 2021, 12:26:30 PM
Sea Salt is cool if you haven't checked it out yet.

It's brokenly busted in a bad way gameplay-wise as the difficulty ramps up. I think I used cheats for the final stage or two (and for a tiny niche game like this, finding cheats was a hell of a challenge). But it's worth playing a couple levels for some of the best indie lovecraft gaming.
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Post by: CatsCatsCats on January 18, 2021, 05:15:41 PM
Played a bit of control, p cool so far, I just answered the hotline
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Post by: The Sceneman on January 18, 2021, 06:49:15 PM
I was lukewarm on the game for the first half, then I just grew to appreciate it more and more. Now I'm a stan/fan. The story is very deep and open to interpretation which i like.

I played a bit of The Little Acre. Nice game, the animations are brilliant and reminiscent of the best Lucasarts stuff from the 90s. I'm not digging the isometric world though, I'm thinking they started making a different game, changed tact and shoehorned in these art assets. It's short so i'll see how quickly I can rinse out the 1000g
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Post by: The Sceneman on January 18, 2021, 06:53:07 PM
https://twitter.com/jkunbllade/status/1351086215852908555

Oh no, my Fishing Sim World: Pro Tour!

Damn, I had downloaded FFXV and was sitting in the backlog. Time to delete lol.

IDK Gamepass is pretty darn good value
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Post by: Stro on January 18, 2021, 06:54:03 PM
https://twitter.com/jkunbllade/status/1351086215852908555

Oh no, my Fishing Sim World: Pro Tour!


Yeah, why pay $10-15 a month for 100 games you'll never play when you could just buy 100 games on steam you'll never play and keep them forever
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Post by: demi on January 18, 2021, 07:39:21 PM
FFXV Royal is practically $20 at this point already. Sorry the free rental is over, guess you'll have to go suck dick to make ends meet. Oh well
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Post by: The Sceneman on January 18, 2021, 08:40:11 PM
Is it even worth playing though? lol. Might scoop it
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Post by: Bebpo on January 18, 2021, 09:13:13 PM
Yeah, it's a non-super-satisfying game by the end, but I enjoyed the first half sandbox game a lot and some bits in the end. I think it's worth playing if you like FF.
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Post by: Don Rumata on January 18, 2021, 10:43:46 PM
Yeah GamePass isn't your games library, you just need to understand what it's good for.
It's good for "let's see what's on tonight" kind of gaming, and to play the (eventual) MS first party, but if you have that one game you plan to put 200 hours in, just buy the thing.

I was going to give FFXV a shot admittedly, but yeah, at this point you'll probably find it for dirt cheap.

Anyway, i started playing Observation, although it's barely a game, if you like those hard sci fi vibes (2001, Europa Report, etc) it scratches that itch well.
I'm just a couple of hours in though, and i admit some of these "minigames" are already starting to feel long in the tooth, they're not challenging in any way, so it's entirely something to get you immersed, but then why do you need so many of them?
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Post by: The Sceneman on January 19, 2021, 02:44:31 AM
Beat The Little Acre. It's so short, kinda wish it was longer. Very cute game, worth a look if you like point and clicks
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Post by: Joe Molotov on January 19, 2021, 09:32:26 AM
I beat Call of the Sea last night. It's a comfy Lovecraft walking-sim.

spoiler (click to show/hide)
I chose to leave my husband for Father Dagon at the end, cuz he's daddy af. :rejoice
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Post by: demi on January 19, 2021, 11:45:17 AM
(https://news.xbox.com/en-us/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2021/01/TW_Available-Today_Coming-Soon_templates_1.19.2021_update.jpg?w=1200)
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Post by: Bebpo on January 19, 2021, 12:12:32 PM
Great stuff
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Post by: Beezy on January 19, 2021, 12:17:11 PM
I haven't touched FFXV since beating it when it first came out. I enjoyed it, but I'm not some huge FF fan who plays every game in the franchise (played 8 & 9 up until the final dungeon/area). I'll run through the 4 DLCs stories before they leave gamepass.
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Post by: Beezy on January 19, 2021, 12:19:03 PM
Donut County is a simple yet enjoyable short game (beat it on Switch). It should be one of those easy achievement games for demi.
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Post by: MMaRsu on January 19, 2021, 02:29:52 PM
Donut COunty is cool beans
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Post by: Joe Molotov on January 19, 2021, 03:35:37 PM
I kinda wanted to play Donut County but not pay money for it.
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Post by: Bebpo on January 19, 2021, 03:43:49 PM
I didn't like Donut Country, bite sized Katamari Damacy just wasn't satisfying for me.

But can't argue with free.
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Post by: MMaRsu on January 19, 2021, 03:58:28 PM
If I cant put my dick through a donut hole then whats the point
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Post by: demi on January 19, 2021, 04:12:54 PM
Donut County is a simple yet enjoyable short game (beat it on Switch). It should be one of those easy achievement games for demi.

https://www.trueachievements.com/game/Donut-County/achievements

1-2 hour? Will pocket for the next reward promotion
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Post by: Sho Nuff on January 19, 2021, 08:27:15 PM
I liked Donut County
So does my mom
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Post by: The Sceneman on January 19, 2021, 10:57:55 PM
Desperados III  :lawd

This game sounds really interesting. Is it like the old Commandos games? I liked those but they were extremely tough
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Post by: Bebpo on January 20, 2021, 12:31:02 AM
Beat The Little Acre. It's so short, kinda wish it was longer. Very cute game, worth a look if you like point and clicks

I looked this up and saw Cecil from Revolution Software/Broken Sword was involved. Looks nice. Too bad it's not on the PC one.
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Post by: Don Rumata on January 20, 2021, 07:31:58 AM
Looking at The Medium's PC specs, probably not going to play it i guess.  :lol
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Post by: demi on January 20, 2021, 12:07:02 PM
Beat The Little Acre. It's so short, kinda wish it was longer. Very cute game, worth a look if you like point and clicks

I looked this up and saw Cecil from Revolution Software/Broken Sword was involved. Looks nice. Too bad it's not on the PC one.

I literally said that in my post you NUGGET suck a ghost dick bitch
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Post by: thetylerrob on January 21, 2021, 10:45:50 AM
I tried playing Control on PC last night and it looks like it's impossible to launch the game in DX12 mode and you can't use DLSS as a result? Microsoft microsux guys.
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Post by: Joe Molotov on January 21, 2021, 12:33:17 PM
Microsoft Rewards is doing a 10,000 Gamerscore promo again so I cranked out some GamePass games recently

Inspired by demi to do the 10 Games, 10 Days, Road to 10,000 Challenge. :rejoice

I beat Call of the Sea over the weekend. I beat Fractured Minds, What Remains of Edith Finch, and Full Throttle yesterday. I'm playing Donut County today.

Next Up: Walking Dead: A New Frontier, Walking Dead: Michonne, Day of the Tentacle, The Little Acre, and Tell Me Why.

Should be an ez 10 thousand and (almost) another free months of Gamepass.
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Post by: The Sceneman on January 21, 2021, 03:41:10 PM
Theres something so wholesome about a good 'ol fashioned achievement farming session.

BTW I had such a good time replaying Day of the Tentacle. I'd say its one of the top adventure games ever. The puzzles and jokes are :lawd
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Post by: Beezy on January 22, 2021, 02:20:07 PM
Glad I stocked up last month.

https://twitter.com/Wario64/status/1352625698800734209
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Post by: Svejk on January 22, 2021, 02:49:55 PM
MS and Bill Gates can go fuck themselves with a 15 pound bag of shit stained dicks.  Haven't had an XB since 360, nor do I have GamePass, and this still makes me mad.
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Post by: Bebpo on January 22, 2021, 03:18:32 PM
I tried playing Control on PC last night and it looks like it's impossible to launch the game in DX12 mode and you can't use DLSS as a result? Microsoft microsux guys.

Microsoft store thing?

That sounds bad. Their store has so many stupid issues. Hell it's the reason we still don't have EA Play because they're having to port all their games to the MS store and it's not a no brainer easy job.
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Post by: Lonewulfeus on January 22, 2021, 08:44:42 PM
Thereís barely any incentive to buy more than a month of gold at a time, 6 months to save $5?  I guess thatís the point but itís a pretty bad pr move to get people to swap from gold to gamepass.
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Post by: Bebpo on January 23, 2021, 12:11:36 AM
I saw Death's Gambit was leaving game pass in a week and figured I'd check it out.

Played through the first boss and to the hub city. Actually seems pretty solid Dark Souls x 2d Metroidvania game. I like that it has a skill tree and special attack abilities. Movement/combat isn't as smooth as I'd like it and there's no map/fast travel, but otherwise seems good.

Not gonna play it now, but sometimes game pass is just good for demo-ing stuff to pick up for $1 later and play.

*edit* lol, I went to steam to add it to my wishlist and I already own it. Doubt save transfers, oh well. Was only like 30 mins in max.
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Post by: Beezy on January 23, 2021, 01:00:46 AM
That was a quick turnaround

https://twitter.com/Xbox/status/1352845181909831681
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Post by: demi on January 23, 2021, 01:41:13 AM
We did it #GAMERS #RiseUp #ConsumerFriendly

Also MS thanks all the doomsday preppers who quickly went out and bought 3 years of Xbox Gold
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Post by: Lonewulfeus on January 23, 2021, 01:58:53 AM
Glad they changed their mind, this shit made no sense.
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Post by: Nintex on January 23, 2021, 04:45:52 AM
Phil Spencer should resign in shame  :ufup
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Post by: The Sceneman on January 24, 2021, 12:42:17 AM
I want free video games
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Post by: Trent Dole on January 24, 2021, 05:43:28 PM
We got a thread for that my dude. 8)
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Post by: MMaRsu on January 25, 2021, 01:34:22 PM
I want free video games

99cts is almost free

https://www.cdkeys.com/xbox-live/games/assassin-s-creed-unity-xbox-one
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Post by: Bebpo on January 26, 2021, 01:44:08 AM
Little birdy says CyberPunk will be on GamePass this spring.

Nice. If it's on PC I'll play it for free, sure.
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Post by: Joe Molotov on January 26, 2021, 09:58:10 AM
If you wanna cyber right now, Cyber Shadow is on GP.
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Post by: The Sceneman on January 28, 2021, 05:39:42 PM
Donut County is really good. Fun, funny, clever. Beat it in one sitting. Great game for zero oppurtunity cost. Some surprising twists in the narrative too.
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Post by: Joe Molotov on January 28, 2021, 07:35:07 PM
Donut County is really good. Fun, funny, clever. Beat it in one sitting. Great game for zero oppurtunity cost. Some surprising twists in the narrative too.

You should definitely try dying during the boss fight if you didnít. It gives you a pretty funny cutscene.
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Post by: Sho Nuff on January 28, 2021, 08:04:15 PM
Played the first 30 minutes of The Medium. Bloober Team actually got a budget omg
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Post by: Stro on January 28, 2021, 09:09:16 PM
EA Play does offer a 99 cent month to new subscribers, might just hit that up, I don't think it's coming to gamepass PC this year considering there's literally been zero update or mention of it in over a month.
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Post by: Rahxephon91 on January 29, 2021, 03:11:54 AM
Feel like The Medium is the perfect game for Gamepass. Wouldn't try out this game otherwise.
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Post by: The Sceneman on January 29, 2021, 04:01:56 AM
Donut County is really good. Fun, funny, clever. Beat it in one sitting. Great game for zero oppurtunity cost. Some surprising twists in the narrative too.

You should definitely try dying during the boss fight if you didnít. It gives you a pretty funny cutscene.

Yeah I died on my first attempt as I read one of the achievements was destroying the Trash King's statue, thought it may have to do with shuffling the boss's bombs next to it... nope lol. Used a guide straight after that  :lol

Cutscene spoilers
spoiler (click to show/hide)
Made me grin ear to ear as thats some childhood meta gaming shit. A LOT of my friends called extra lives "free man". I often quoted it as a joke, generally just used the term used in most manuals which was, 'extra life'!
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Post by: Pissy F Benny on January 29, 2021, 05:01:35 AM
EA Play does offer a 99 cent month to new subscribers, might just hit that up, I don't think it's coming to gamepass PC this year considering there's literally been zero update or mention of it in over a month.

that desperate to play the last 7 editions of madden :heh
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Post by: The Sceneman on January 29, 2021, 05:39:54 AM
Ive probably asked this before, but is Mass Effect Andromeda worth touching? I loved the original trilogy but have heard Andromeda is... flawed
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Post by: HardcoreRetro on January 29, 2021, 07:56:49 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQNcIfEURrI

Looks worth it to me.
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Post by: Pissy F Benny on January 29, 2021, 08:04:07 AM
the story and characters are pretty bleh, but the gameplay is decent :trumps

i've only played a little bit of it since it was fully patched but it was up there with cyberpunk with bugs and shit at launch :doge
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Post by: Don Rumata on January 29, 2021, 08:43:45 AM
Played an hour or so of Medium, really pretty environments, even if on my 1060 it runs at 15 fps when in split screen (on medium settings, ah!).

The thing that bothers me is, as usual, the constant voice over/talking.
Are they so afraid of leaving moments of silence? Are they afraid of letting the audience interpret the inner workings of the character? I don't get it, it's so annoying.
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Post by: demi on January 29, 2021, 10:13:39 AM
Ive probably asked this before, but is Mass Effect Andromeda worth touching? I loved the original trilogy but have heard Andromeda is... flawed

I mean... it might tide you over until the next one, but it doesnt even come close to the original trilogy.
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Post by: HardcoreRetro on January 29, 2021, 11:26:00 AM
Played an hour or so of Medium, really pretty environments, even if on my 1060 it runs at 15 fps when in split screen (on medium settings, ah!).

The thing that bothers me is, as usual, the constant voice over/talking.
Are they so afraid of leaving moments of silence? Are they afraid of letting the audience interpret the inner workings of the character? I don't get it, it's so annoying.

It's a Bloober game.

Their handling of PTSD in the Blair Witch was amazing.
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Post by: Don Rumata on January 29, 2021, 12:14:53 PM
Played an hour or so of Medium, really pretty environments, even if on my 1060 it runs at 15 fps when in split screen (on medium settings, ah!).

The thing that bothers me is, as usual, the constant voice over/talking.
Are they so afraid of leaving moments of silence? Are they afraid of letting the audience interpret the inner workings of the character? I don't get it, it's so annoying.

It's a Bloober game.

Their handling of PTSD in the Blair Witch was amazing.
I only played Layers of Fear, which was alright but got stale halfway through.
I know their stuff is usually considered mediocre.
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Post by: Rufus on January 29, 2021, 03:44:21 PM
I expected a visually focused studio like their's to have worked out facial animations a bit better, especially the eyes. But I suppose this explains why their prior games were first-person and had next to no NPCs.
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Post by: Sho Nuff on January 29, 2021, 09:26:41 PM
I'm Bloobing it up right now. I wish I could play this game with Polish voices.
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Post by: The Sceneman on January 30, 2021, 05:43:00 AM
Ive probably asked this before, but is Mass Effect Andromeda worth touching? I loved the original trilogy but have heard Andromeda is... flawed

I mean... it might tide you over until the next one, but it doesnt even come close to the original trilogy.

Yeah Mass Effect 2 is one of the best games ever. I recently went onto Youtube just to hear about Jacob's dad making his crew eat 'toxic food' lmfao

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CpAoTjc_4BI
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Post by: The Sceneman on January 30, 2021, 06:00:11 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQNcIfEURrI

Looks worth it to me.

ngl that was baller martial arts. Installing ASS EFFect now
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Post by: Sho Nuff on January 30, 2021, 07:21:34 AM
OMG the little run-up he does, im dying
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Post by: The Sceneman on January 31, 2021, 03:47:39 PM
I've watched that quite a few times now lol. Incredible. Apparently that character is meant to be a female krogan?!
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Post by: demi on January 31, 2021, 04:33:13 PM
Here's a couple old ass clips I made off Andromeda

One of the many examples where the text listed is NOT at all what your character says
https://gamerdvr.com/gamer/demi/video/80739860

Quick, act fast
https://gamerdvr.com/gamer/demi/video/80934474


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Post by: Joe Molotov on February 02, 2021, 09:28:50 AM
https://twitter.com/Wario64/status/1356603785850720257

Games can leave EA Play?  :wut

Gotta play Shadows of the Damned, I guess.
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Post by: Don Rumata on February 02, 2021, 11:24:28 AM
I turned off at the first "static hologram + audio diary" shit.  :gaas
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Post by: Joe Molotov on February 02, 2021, 12:09:13 PM
You had me at pretty much a walking simulator :rejoice
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Post by: Supermanisdead on February 02, 2021, 08:58:41 PM
Ninja Gaiden 2 leaving on the 15th. Time for my final replay  :'(
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Post by: The Sceneman on February 02, 2021, 09:00:08 PM
I turned off at the first "static hologram + audio diary" shit.  :gaas

can we please invent an orbital laser to destroy whoever invented fuckin audio diaries in videogames
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Post by: Bebpo on February 03, 2021, 02:06:15 AM
I'm kinda surprised World of Horror is leaving since it hasn't really released (early access game). I wasn't sure how they'd handle early access stuff and just assumed it'd stay until the game is at least released in 1.0, but nope, so back on the steam wishlist it goes.

I dug World of Horror from the one episode I played, but after that figured I'll wait until the game is complete to play the rest.


Oh yeah and to add something to this page's discussion, glad to hear that Blooper continues to suck. I wish I could keep falling upward and even get Akira Yamaoka to write songs for my crappy art project too.
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Post by: HardcoreRetro on February 03, 2021, 05:13:08 AM
Yo, the medium sucked ass. I got so bored half way through. I love how the game is pretty much a walking simulator with the guise of having some puzzles. Those puzzles end up being, something is stopping you from progressing in to this door. Go to the door beside it. Get something. Now you can progress through the door you were not able to progress through earlier.

Ad Nauseum.

Did you enjoy when the game mentioned how long and tedious it was to get the bolt cutters.
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Post by: HardcoreRetro on February 03, 2021, 10:48:19 AM
Apparently it's Troy Baker doing the voice for the maw. Sounds like the damn cookie monster. Really scary.
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Post by: Rufus on February 03, 2021, 03:44:56 PM
Its Troy Baker in a studio with his fucking beret and scarf thinking he's some vocal genius when he's just copying Mike Patton voicing The Darkness.

Fuck Troy Baker.
What did he do to deserve this ire? :wtf

Did you enjoy when the game mentioned how long and tedious it was to get the bolt cutters.
I'm pretty sure they do that during the tentacle section as well.
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Post by: brawndolicious on February 03, 2021, 03:56:46 PM
Yo, the medium sucked ass. I got so bored half way through. I love how the game is pretty much a walking simulator with the guise of having some puzzles. Those puzzles end up being, something is stopping you from progressing in to this door. Go to the door beside it. Get something. Now you can progress through the door you were not able to progress through earlier.

Ad Nauseum.

I loved the game but I pretty much played it like Myst or one of those old-school FMV games. While it's interactive, it's obviously not pushing you to master the controls or chase stats & loots, but it's hella fuckin' atmospheric the way it does things.

Of course if the story isn't for you, then the game isn't for you. I think that's why it got such polarizing review scores (from 3/10 to 9/10). Most of the time if you don't like the story in a game, maybe you'll stick it out because of the actual gameplay. That's what my friends that play anime-girl games tell me.
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Post by: HardcoreRetro on February 04, 2021, 05:55:51 AM
Of course if the story isn't for you, then the game isn't for you. I think that's why it got such polarizing review scores (from 3/10 to 9/10). Most of the time if you don't like the story in a game, maybe you'll stick it out because of the actual gameplay. That's what my friends that play anime-girl games tell me.

The story isn't the problem. It's more that their writing is absolute garbage.

If you write a story driven game, you can't have like 66% of your game be padding. Either cut the fat or hire better writers to make it fit within the story framework.
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Post by: brawndolicious on February 04, 2021, 07:54:49 AM
Oh yeah the majority of the game is a navel-gazing monologue. I could handle one game a year that's like that but I get why that gets annoying. Maybe it's because I haven't played a walking Sim for several years, but it still felt fresh enough for me and the game is short enough to not overstay its welcome.
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Post by: demi on February 04, 2021, 01:27:30 PM
Finished The Medium... uh, yeah that was pretty bland, lol

I dont even know what music Akira Yamaoka did

Anyway it's an easy 1000 (collectible guide recommended) at least, I fucked up and missed something so I need to speedrun the game (it's not that long)
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Post by: Don Rumata on February 04, 2021, 02:50:00 PM
Finished The Medium... uh, yeah that was pretty bland, lol

I dont even know what music Akira Yamaoka did

Anyway it's an easy 1000 (collectible guide recommended) at least, I fucked up and missed something so I need to speedrun the game (it's not that long)

https://youtu.be/JjM-G2iofig

 :larry

His personal remixes of Final Fantasy and Spelunker were more interesting.
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Post by: demi on February 04, 2021, 03:34:54 PM
Also this game is super fucking dark. I dont have any HDR running and I just picked "default" settings
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Post by: The Sceneman on February 04, 2021, 04:39:20 PM
got the 1390/1390 in Control. The Alan Wake DLC wasn't very good as Bebpo said. Very little in the way in of story and was just recycled levels from the base game. Obv was a teaser for Control 2/ potential AW crossover which I hope happens. The new weapon was very good and fun to use though!

Started Mass Effect Andromeda... lol. Characters look so goofy coming off Control. This is clearly lesser than the OT, but the environments look great and the music is good. Im just treating it as a generic spaceman game. Gotta be better than Deliver Us the Moon at least
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Post by: Nintex on February 04, 2021, 07:29:33 PM
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Official Microsoft ad


Started Mass Effect Andromeda... lol. Characters look so goofy coming off Control. This is clearly lesser than the OT, but the environments look great and the music is good. Im just treating it as a generic spaceman game. Gotta be better than Deliver Us the Moon at least
I really enjoyed Andromeda when I played it. Not nearly as good as Mass Effect 1 - 3 but after the patching certainly playable. Just very unfinished and designed right before open world games got a glow up with the likes of Assassins Creed Origins, Witcher 3 and Zelda BOTW in terms of quests and exploration so it's more like one of those Ubisoft cross icons off your list kinda Open World with 2 or 3 different type of objectives and a lot of the same encounters outside of the quite meaty quests / side quests.

I'm getting kinda annoyed by MS splitting the releases between Cloud/Console/PC now. I really expected GamePass to be more unified across platforms.
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Post by: The Sceneman on February 04, 2021, 08:13:03 PM
the soundtrack is some A tier cinematic stuff, very rousing

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nKrtOoanKDw
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Post by: Sho Nuff on February 05, 2021, 01:35:16 AM
Yo the Medium has really good looking environments but the gameplay and writing are bleeeeghhhh
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Post by: Bebpo on February 05, 2021, 02:26:02 AM
I looked up these new game additions and what the heck that Ghost of a Tale mouse stealth game has really good graphics and basically looks like an Assassin's Creed game but you're a mouse.

How do games like these even get made. Never heard of it, looks like it has a decent budget, and it's a mouse stealth arpg.


Also is Falconeer actually good?
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Post by: The Sceneman on February 05, 2021, 05:00:54 AM
Apparently Falconeer made by one dude in Unity. Gameplay looked like ace combat on a bird. I'm curious. (Assuming unity was the engine as one dude)
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Post by: Don Rumata on February 05, 2021, 05:10:00 AM
Ghost of a Tale had quite a bit of buzz some years ago, i played some hours of it in 2017 or '18. (i have it on Steam)
It's nothing like AC, it's a more classic linear stealth game, and it is indeed very pretty, but gets a bit boring tbh.

The guy that made it was an animator at Dreamworks, and i remember following the very early threads on it, on GAF, years ago.
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Post by: HardcoreRetro on February 05, 2021, 05:56:00 AM
Ghost of a Tale was also one of those early crowdfunded games. This one came from IndieGoGo.
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Post by: Sho Nuff on February 05, 2021, 08:29:19 PM
Just finished The Medium, this game is a broken piece of shit. Multiple soft locks, weird colored pixels flying all over the place, characters in the split-screen segments MOVING IN THE WRONG DIRECTIONS AND GETTING STUCK, and the final cutscene wouldnít even trigger after solving the puzzle. I lost over an hour to things not triggering / breaking and me not realizing it, so I just used a walkthrough to get through the last third of the game because I couldnít trust the game to work properly.

Maybe I should stop playing 1.0 versions of games entirely.
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Post by: Bebpo on February 05, 2021, 08:30:22 PM
Maybe I should stop playing 1.0 versions of games entirely.

Or just avoid Blooper games.  :doge
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Post by: demi on February 05, 2021, 08:48:54 PM
I didnt really have any issues in my play, but I did get some weird "sparkly" graphic glitch during the final cutscene
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Post by: Rufus on February 05, 2021, 09:10:38 PM
The only bug (unless you consider stuttering a bug) I encountered on PC was the dry riverbed you have to climb out of. Climbing the ledge worked, but then I couldn't keep walking. Slid off to the side, then the prompt to climb didn't re-appear. Reloading the save didn't help. I had to reload the one before that and replay the last bit of Thomas' flashback.

I bet they didn't/couldn't test as thoroughly on consoles.
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Post by: Sho Nuff on February 06, 2021, 09:36:43 AM
The game also wouldnít survive sleep mode. If I put the Series X into sleep mode, turning it back on and choosing the game would boot it from scratch. Sometimes the QUICK RESUME logo would pop up and then take me to....the title menu. WTF.

BTW Quick Resume works perfectly on everything else so itís not like I was blastin vape fumes into the fan

BTW I know exactly what the sparkly pixels are. When you are rendering shit in shaders and youíre outputting them at levels > 0-1, thatís going to affect your postprocess filter and activate the bloom effect. Somehow they are accidentally shitting out individual pixels with RGB values in the thousands and itís basically making christmas lights

Fuck this game I guess
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Post by: brawndolicious on February 06, 2021, 10:49:30 AM
I didnt really have any issues in my play, but I did get some weird "sparkly" graphic glitch during the final cutscene

Same. Also during the conference room puzzle, I glitched it out because I tried doing it in three steps but the game makes you go back to the clipboard every time you find a seat number. If you don't do it in that order, you can't proceed forward and you have to reload the save. I think it's just a sloppy nested if tree.

The game is a unique experience for everyone.
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Post by: The Sceneman on February 07, 2021, 03:29:35 AM
Mass Effect Andromeda seems pretty good  :larry

Feels more like ME1 than 2 or 3 which is kinda cool. I never minded the Mako sections in ME1 :larry

Having lots of fun reading the planet descriptions and flying around. My Ryder is very disgusting looking
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Post by: brawndolicious on February 07, 2021, 02:03:08 PM
The Mako was actually really fun in that game. You feel like you're doing proper off-roading and have to plan out your approach to any mountains.
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Post by: Rufus on February 07, 2021, 04:47:41 PM
I would just aim for the shortest path to the objective and gun it. 8)

It did completely fail when they made you race through the Promethean ruins. Too bouncy for that.
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Post by: The Sceneman on February 08, 2021, 08:18:27 PM
So the ME:A multiplayer is basically the same as ME3 multi (awesome) but not as good (boo) as the game is generally jankier due to the auto-cover and jetpack BS :larry

Can still see myself sinking a few hours into this for some better gear for Singleplayer :larry

Playing on Insanity difficulty and it isnt too bad, just using the tried and true tactical cloak/sniper rifle combo
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Post by: Joe Molotov on February 11, 2021, 06:16:47 PM
Final Fantasy da Twelf and Jurassic Pork are on Gamepass now.
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Post by: The Sceneman on February 11, 2021, 09:25:30 PM
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Post by: Pissy F Benny on February 16, 2021, 12:40:48 PM
Dirt 5 is coming to game pass next week, which seems like an extra quick turn around, it only came out in November. Has anything ever hit gamepass this quick :thinking

I'm guessing it must have bombed hard :doge
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Post by: Bebpo on February 16, 2021, 07:01:42 PM
Yeah, and get to try Code Vein and Wreckfest on PC this week.

Good stuff.
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Post by: Joe Molotov on February 16, 2021, 10:42:43 PM
Dirt 5 is coming to game pass next week, which seems like an extra quick turn around, it only came out in November. Has anything ever hit gamepass this quick :thinking

The Medium  :popcorn
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Post by: The Sceneman on February 18, 2021, 12:28:07 AM
Dirt 5 is coming to game pass next week, which seems like an extra quick turn around, it only came out in November. Has anything ever hit gamepass this quick :thinking

I'm guessing it must have bombed hard :doge

I mean theres stuff that goes to Gamepass Day 1 but that is 1st party M$ shit or a moneyhatted indie. A full priced AAA game going to the 'pass that quick is rare
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Post by: Don Rumata on February 18, 2021, 01:33:34 AM
I doubt Dirt 5 was AAA.
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Post by: Bebpo on February 19, 2021, 08:19:14 PM
Holy shit, anime tits souls is waaaaaaaaaaaaaaay worse than I expected.

I was expecting something polished like The Surge that basically played like Dark Souls but now with ANIME. I liked in the tutorial that you can change classes on the fly.

But the movement and combat feels fucking awful. Like some zero budget PS2 era game. And even the cutscenes are full of characters clipping through their clothes. It's like this game had zero budget. Which is weird because it seemed like a big game for Bandai Namco?

Couldn't take anymore after about 30 mins.


Also tried Wreckfest and it's fine, but I don't like that the damage effects the handling. Like in demolition derby right from the first hit now your car drives like shit the rest of the time? Definitely wasn't scratching the Destruction Derby/Twisted Metal/Burnout itch. Just felt like the Flatout racers with better debris and destruction derbys.
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Post by: HardcoreRetro on February 20, 2021, 05:08:41 AM
Code Vein? I played about the first two hours of it. It's painfully average which is worse than it straight up being trash. At least trash can be fun.

It's why I like gamepass. When I drop a game I don't feel bad since it's not part of my backlog anyways.
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Post by: Don Rumata on February 20, 2021, 05:05:21 PM
Wreckfest makes feel like the ugliest guy at an orgy.
I keep wandering in circles trying to hit someone, but everybody keeps avoiding me. :fbm
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Post by: The Sceneman on February 22, 2021, 04:38:30 PM
I'm finding Mass Effect Andromeda to be a real bore after 15-20 hours. The side quests all suck, the loot sucks, the load times suck. The action is fine.

The lore is good, but the dialog is terrible. There's no option to play a more serious, scientific, rational Ryder. The dialog wheels are just different ways to say the same thing. No renegade options. The characters speak like teenagers, and they're meant to be the best and brightest colonists the Milky Way has to offer? Sheesh. I'd like to blame the MCU for the dumbing down of nerd shit across the board. Everyone needs to be a snappy fucking Iron Man cracking jokes while a planet explodes
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Post by: Joe Molotov on February 22, 2021, 04:41:26 PM
I'm finding Mass Effect Andromeda to be a real bore after 15-20 hours. The side quests all suck, the loot sucks, the load times suck. The action is fine.

The lore is good, but the dialog is terrible. There's no option to play a more serious, scientific, rational Ryder. The dialog wheels are just different ways to say the same thing. No renegade options. The characters speak like teenagers, and they're meant to be the best and brightest colonists the Milky Way has to offer? Sheesh. I'd like to blame the MCU for the dumbing down of nerd shit across the board. Everyone needs to be a snappy fucking Iron Man cracking jokes while a planet explodes

Yeah, that's about how far I got. Played it for a few hours "hey, this isn't so bad", got about 15 hours in and :zzz
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Post by: The Sceneman on February 22, 2021, 04:55:29 PM
Yeah I think I'm gonna go back to RE7 and knock out some challenges/unlocakbles/cheevos in anticipation of VIIIage. Got all the DLC to play as well
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Post by: demi on February 22, 2021, 06:15:09 PM
I'm finding Mass Effect Andromeda to be a real bore after 15-20 hours. The side quests all suck, the loot sucks, the load times suck. The action is fine.

The lore is good, but the dialog is terrible. There's no option to play a more serious, scientific, rational Ryder. The dialog wheels are just different ways to say the same thing. No renegade options. The characters speak like teenagers, and they're meant to be the best and brightest colonists the Milky Way has to offer? Sheesh. I'd like to blame the MCU for the dumbing down of nerd shit across the board. Everyone needs to be a snappy fucking Iron Man cracking jokes while a planet explodes

i told you biaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaatch thats what you get
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Post by: Bebpo on February 22, 2021, 07:34:57 PM
I would try Andromeda except EA Play is still nowhere to be seen on Game Pass PC  :(
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Post by: Pissy F Benny on February 25, 2021, 12:09:45 PM
Downloaded dirt 5 and it's p fucking good  :itagaki

spoiler (click to show/hide)
I've never messed with the series other than a few demos that never grabbed me
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Post by: Akala on February 25, 2021, 12:56:21 PM
the vibe is shitty EA BIG style but Dirt5 has some of the best ice racing I have ever played.
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Post by: The Sceneman on February 25, 2021, 04:05:26 PM
I would try Andromeda except EA Play is still nowhere to be seen on Game Pass PC  :(

I wouldnt bother even if it was there. As others have said its much lesser/buggier/crappier/unfinished beta version of these newer open world games like AssCreed. Apparently Bioware bled a lot of talent during the 10's hence Andromeda, Anthem
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Post by: Bebpo on February 27, 2021, 12:45:09 AM
You know, after the PS5 version of Dirt was killed 2 weeks after release when they added vsync which broke the game causing random frame drops to 15-20fps from 60 at spots every race I was ready to check it out on PC at unlocked fps on a 165hz gsync monitor.

Tried it out and...definitely smoother, but even on max everything the PC graphics look...shitty? Dynamic res is off but everything in the distance looks really low res. I feel like the PS5 version looks way better and sharper.

And honestly coming from the Dual Sense it's pretty jarring. Oh well.

I read the latest PS5 patch this week reduced the slowdown drops a lot, though they are still there. Will probably give the PS5 version another spin over the weekend to compare.

Game is an alright arcade racer. It's not great, but it's not bad outside certain event types that control like dogshit. Reminds me of Sega Rally Reboot but not as good.
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Post by: demi on March 11, 2021, 01:21:46 PM
(https://news.xbox.com/en-us/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2021/03/BethesdaXGP_Inline.jpg?w=1536)
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Post by: Trent Dole on March 12, 2021, 12:14:33 AM
Give them a few years and they'll have literally everything that isn't their competitions first party output included.
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Post by: Bebpo on March 12, 2021, 12:59:26 AM
I don't think there's one game I don't have already on there except for the bad MMO stuff.

Cool, but everything Bethesda is pretty old at this point outside Doom Eternal which was already on Game Pass.
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Post by: MMaRsu on March 12, 2021, 03:33:05 AM
Yeah really.. And more older games or Xbox classics arent on there either.

But its cool they have these awesome games on gamepass, even if they are old as hell at this point.

Also none of these games have the DLC included.. not even stuff like Death of the Outsider

When for 5Ä you could probably get the entire game somewhere
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Post by: Joe Molotov on March 12, 2021, 09:07:23 PM
Give them a few years and they'll have literally everything that isn't their competitions first party output included.

Power to the players. #gamepass #ad
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Post by: The Sceneman on March 14, 2021, 04:14:33 PM
Are Wolfenstein and Dishonored 2 worth checking out? I liked Dishonored 1 plenty and am in the mood for an FPS

Which Wolfenstein is good?
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Post by: The Sceneman on March 14, 2021, 04:16:16 PM
Give them a few years and they'll have literally everything that isn't their competitions first party output included.

Power to the players. #gamepass #ad

I fully washed my ass with this stuff this morning. Not joking. #powertothegamers

(https://static.chemistwarehouse.co.nz/ams/media/pi/93132/F2D_800.jpg)
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Post by: HardcoreRetro on March 14, 2021, 04:24:56 PM
Are Wolfenstein and Dishonored 2 worth checking out? I liked Dishonored 1 plenty and am in the mood for an FPS

Which Wolfenstein is good?

Dishonored 2 is a fantastic game.

I think Wolfenstein Youngblood is the only bad one. Any of the other 3 modern Wolfenstein games should be good. Personally thought both the writing and combat in New Colossus was way weaker. New Order was my favourite of the new ones.
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Post by: MMaRsu on March 14, 2021, 05:31:42 PM
The first and second wolfenstein are great, dishonered 2 is cool too
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Post by: demi on March 14, 2021, 05:52:46 PM
Rumor is Outriders is coming to GamePass

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Post by: Nintex on March 14, 2021, 06:54:02 PM
Wolfenstein: The New Order is a well paced action romp that's a great entry to the series.

Wolfenstein: Old Blood has a focus on action and stealth. Stealth doesn't work as well as the action. Still worth playing if you like the The New Order.

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus has more emphasis on the story and hub segments between the missions. It starts slower but if you like more story driven games you'll dig it.
Like Hardcoreretro I liked The New Order more.

Wolfenstein: Young Blood is garbage. It has all the worst looter shooter elements without being a real looter shooter. It's a very weird game that's a chore to play.
Hell, I prefer both Perfect Dark Zero and Duke Nukem Forever to this game.   :doge
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Post by: Akala on March 14, 2021, 08:55:24 PM
I really liked New Order, thought New Colossus dragged and was kinda meh. Old Blood sucked and wasnít fun.

I actually liked Youngblood even if it was really dumb. Liked the loop. I didnít mess with multi, played with a bot.
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Post by: chronovore on March 14, 2021, 09:00:56 PM
https://smile.amazon.com/Xbox-Game-Pass-Membership-Digital/dp/B07BKXDW67/

Is Game Pass the same as Ultimate Game Pass?

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Post by: demi on March 14, 2021, 09:12:48 PM
Somewhat - Ultimate is XBL Gold + GP
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Post by: Sho Nuff on March 14, 2021, 09:16:08 PM
Dishonored 2 has some of the fucking craziest levels I have ever seen.

Wolfenstein New Colossus is awesome. How is Old Blood? Wonder if it's got any sexy perf boosts for the Series X, I doubt it.
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Post by: chronovore on March 15, 2021, 01:59:53 AM
Somewhat - Ultimate is XBL Gold + GP

Thanks!

Is there a way to get Ultimate Game Pass at lower than US$15/month?
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Post by: demi on March 15, 2021, 10:34:44 AM
Not particularly - sometimes there is a sale on cards but you have to keep an eye out (ie. Wario64 twitter)

You could also do the 2 year trick where you pay for 2 years of XBL Gold, then do the $1 promotion which converts all your XBL Gold to GPU at a 1:1 conversion so you get 2 years of GPU for ~$120
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Post by: demi on March 15, 2021, 11:03:26 AM
https://twitter.com/Wario64/status/1371476381905788935
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Post by: Pissy F Benny on March 15, 2021, 11:38:14 AM
:success
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Post by: demi on March 15, 2021, 01:10:04 PM
Undertale

https://news.xbox.com/en-us/2021/03/15/undertale-lands-on-xbox-game-pass-march-16/

Empire of Sin

https://twitter.com/EmpireOfSinGame/status/1370825465557028870
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Post by: The Sceneman on March 15, 2021, 02:08:25 PM
Cool, I've been wanting to play Undertale
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Post by: demi on March 16, 2021, 11:35:06 AM
(https://news.xbox.com/en-us/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2021/03/TW_Available-Today_Coming-Soon_templates_3.16.2021.jpg?w=1200)

Switch loses another exclusive...
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Post by: Don Rumata on March 16, 2021, 12:53:51 PM
I wish Squadrons was on PC, since its so VR centric.

Good lineup tho.
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Post by: Bebpo on March 16, 2021, 01:08:13 PM
Now that's a lot better month than Feb
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Post by: Bebpo on March 16, 2021, 03:27:17 PM
btw, I'm pretty excited to see what a PC port-up can do for Y6 (for when I get to it in 5 years...).

I hear Empire of the Sun is very good. I finally tried Desperados 3 the other day and yeah that's a cool game.
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Post by: Akala on March 16, 2021, 03:34:10 PM
I loaded Desperados 3 but keep forgetting to try it.  :lol

Psyched about Empire of Sin.
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Post by: Trent Dole on March 16, 2021, 03:38:44 PM
Octopath being on console is a new thing :o
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Post by: The Sceneman on March 17, 2021, 12:21:35 AM
btw, I'm pretty excited to see what a PC port-up can do for Y6 (for when I get to it in 5 years...).

I hear Empire of the Sun is very good. I finally tried Desperados 3 the other day and yeah that's a cool game.

empire of the sun?

(https://rajksite.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Empire-of-the-Sun-poster.jpg)
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Post by: Supermanisdead on March 17, 2021, 01:00:13 AM
i will be playing narita boy
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Post by: Bebpo on March 17, 2021, 01:28:15 AM
btw, I'm pretty excited to see what a PC port-up can do for Y6 (for when I get to it in 5 years...).

I hear Empire of the Sun is very good. I finally tried Desperados 3 the other day and yeah that's a cool game.

empire of the sun?

(https://rajksite.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Empire-of-the-Sun-poster.jpg)

Haha, yeah typo there.
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Post by: Bebpo on March 17, 2021, 01:28:48 AM
i will be playing narita boy

That game looks like it will either be cool or obnoxiously hipster and bad like YIIK
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Post by: Beezy on March 17, 2021, 11:54:56 AM
For Bebpo

https://twitter.com/Wario64/status/1372201528526659588
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Post by: Don Rumata on March 17, 2021, 12:51:00 PM
So we do get Sqadrons, but need to play it on the EA thing? I kept seeing this Gamepass ad on Twitch, mentioning EA games on PC, and i was like "WTF are you talking about?" That'd explain it.
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Post by: Pissy F Benny on March 17, 2021, 01:10:24 PM
all the ea trash is mixed in with the other stuff on xbox, i can't see it being any different on pc but stupid shit happens so :trumps
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: Great Rumbler on March 18, 2021, 02:11:15 PM
EA games that you don't have to pay money for :rejoice
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: Bebpo on March 18, 2021, 02:27:43 PM
I just wanna play that Fallen Order for freee
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: Bebpo on March 18, 2021, 03:21:21 PM
Ok, got EA Play working. Had to make a new EA account because my Origin/EA account is somehow linked to another Xbox account? Idk.


Looking through the list, should I even try Anthem for the single player?
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: Don Rumata on March 18, 2021, 08:31:10 PM
Ok, got EA Play working. Had to make a new EA account because my Origin/EA account is somehow linked to another Xbox account? Idk.


Looking through the list, should I even try Anthem for the single player?
Same.
Also their Captcha was ridiculous: "Identify these 52 images, pls."
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: MMaRsu on March 19, 2021, 03:53:24 AM
Ok, got EA Play working. Had to make a new EA account because my Origin/EA account is somehow linked to another Xbox account? Idk.


Looking through the list, should I even try Anthem for the single player?

No
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: Rahxephon91 on March 20, 2021, 03:18:28 AM
Guess I'll try out Prey now with all these enhancements.
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: The Sceneman on March 21, 2021, 04:09:42 PM
Undertale is so good
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: The Sceneman on March 23, 2021, 08:37:07 PM
Got all cheevs in Undertale without beating the game lol (I'm up to final boss).

Incredible shit though, like the xbox 'exclusive content' and achievements actually take the piss out of xbox achievement whores. Its brilliant. Great game, I laughed, I cried, I thought.

Started Wolfenstein the New Order. Seems pretty sweet, shit the game does right:
- Super fast and smooth action, very little loadtimes
- Im playing on hardest difficulty (Uber) which is challenging but pretty fair so far.
- Game rewards getting into the fray and kicking ass quickly rather than hiding behind shit and regen health (ie. CoD on Veteran)
- Collectibles are shown on the map: every game should do this. Amazing
- Easy achievements, no bullshit dead multiplayer GaaS or DLC

Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: Joe Molotov on March 23, 2021, 10:32:45 PM
Undertale had the best achievements other than Nier Automata where you could just buy them from the in-game store.
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: The Sceneman on March 24, 2021, 12:18:55 AM
Undertale had the best achievements other than Nier Automata where you could just buy them from the in-game store.

The games are philosophically pretty similar too.
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: MMaRsu on April 02, 2021, 04:24:36 AM
Signed up for Star Wars Squadrons again on PC

Might as well  8)
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: MMaRsu on April 02, 2021, 09:18:16 AM
(https://news.xbox.com/en-us/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2021/03/TW_Available-Today_Coming-Soon_templates_3.3.2021_6_JPG.jpg?w=1776)
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: Beezy on April 02, 2021, 09:54:30 AM
https://twitter.com/XboxGamePass/status/1377969349634314245
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: demi on April 02, 2021, 11:20:08 AM
Outriders and MLB The Show for free

Thanks Xbox
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: Pissy F Benny on April 02, 2021, 11:47:27 AM
(https://news.xbox.com/en-us/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2021/03/TW_Available-Today_Coming-Soon_templates_3.3.2021_6_JPG.jpg?w=1776)

madden and football manager and the star war have been on there for ages wtf?
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: Beezy on April 02, 2021, 01:09:43 PM
Anyone tried Outriders yet?
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: Bebpo on April 02, 2021, 01:31:57 PM
Too bad they didn't make a PC version of MLB. I'd give it a shot. Played The Show like five years ago and was pretty good.
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: demi on April 02, 2021, 02:01:58 PM
Anyone tried Outriders yet?

Played until 2am last night. Had fun.
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: Sho Nuff on April 04, 2021, 01:53:56 AM
Does Outriders force you to sign up for a Square Enix Throbbing Members account, if so I will make one in advance
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: demi on April 04, 2021, 12:21:14 PM
Yes
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: The Sceneman on April 05, 2021, 02:13:26 AM
Beat Wolfenstein the New Order. Superb game. Downloading Old Blood now. For some reason The New Colossus isn't on gamepass? Will pop into gameplop to see if I can get a cheap disc copy
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: Stro on April 05, 2021, 08:41:48 AM
If I enjoyed Doom/Eternal will popping into Wolfenstein feel the same or off
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: demi on April 05, 2021, 10:33:16 AM
Some what similar, but Doom is way better
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: Sho Nuff on April 07, 2021, 09:00:21 PM
Just put 4 hours into Prey. Holy fuck this game is good. Like System Shock 2 good.

Also they finally unfucked the Xbox version, I know the console releases of this were SUPER broken, but now we coo
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: Bebpo on April 08, 2021, 03:00:46 AM
Genesis Noir seems sort of interesting in a museum exhibit art piece way. Very little gameplay so far, just a bunch of arty stuff.

But nice looking animation and music. Always a sucker for Noir stylings.
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: Don Rumata on April 08, 2021, 03:27:57 AM
God almighty...
This EA desktop app is shit.
To uninstall games you have to go through the control panel of windows, which is already odd (unless there's some hidden button somewhere in it).
But then i uninstalled the app itself, because fuck it, and there's still a 500MB folder in program files i can't delete and the program is STILL installed in the computer (if i click the exe it just starts up like normal) despite not appearing anymore in the programs list, in the control panel.
EA is like fucking malware, goddamn.
 :notlikethis
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: Rufus on April 08, 2021, 03:34:02 AM
I recently learned of this as well. I don't understand why that of all things was not there from the start.
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: chronovore on April 08, 2021, 07:10:10 AM
Just put 4 hours into Prey. Holy fuck this game is good. Like System Shock 2 good.

Also they finally unfucked the Xbox version, I know the console releases of this were SUPER broken, but now we coo

Shit! Iíll give it a shot, since itís on GamePass.

Any co-op?
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: demi on April 08, 2021, 10:14:27 AM
Nope

It's basically BioShock in spaaaaaaace

But it's pretty good
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: G The Resurrected on April 08, 2021, 11:48:55 AM
Prey is a good game and we deserve a sequel to it. If you get tripped up by it do yourself a favor and stick with it till the end. The Mooncrash DLC is wild fun.
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: The Sceneman on April 09, 2021, 01:30:44 AM
Prey sounds cool, will check it out once I am done with Wolfenstein: New Blood, which is a great game so far! The "frankfurter" joke in the prologue had me howling
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: MMaRsu on April 09, 2021, 02:51:50 AM
Prey is pretty dope but I only got halfway

I have trouble finishing things
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: mormapope on April 09, 2021, 07:33:49 AM
I stopped playing Prey because it's exactly Bioshock in space. You comb or loot everything in the area, turn loot into resources, use resources to get upgrade points or ammo/gear, kill all enemies, go to objective, rinse and repeat.

Not a terrible formula, but I enjoy the atmosphere of Bioshock games more than a scary space station.
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: G The Resurrected on April 09, 2021, 09:28:50 AM
2021 ainít got no more games so finish Prey!
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: Sho Nuff on April 09, 2021, 12:21:48 PM
This game is my shit because it's basically:

- Wake up in a spooky base
- Take your time checking out the cool environment, reading spooky notes and taking shit out of trash cans
- Recycle the trash can shit into cool weepon
- Shoot monsters from time to time but let turrets do the majority if the work if possible
- Repeat

Yeah it's straight up System Shock 2 / Bioshock but I'm cool with it, cloning that kind of game is hard as fuck anyway and nobody else seems to be doing it and it's included in Gamepass so I'm having a greeeeeat time

That being said I am 6 hours in and this game is still pretty stingy with the Neuromods. I've barely gotten any of the tech tree going and unless they open up the faucet I dunno what I'm gonna do
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: demi on April 09, 2021, 12:24:36 PM
Prey sounds cool, will check it out once I am done with Wolfenstein: New Blood, which is a great game so far! The "frankfurter" joke in the prologue had me howling

Just a heads up that there are achievements for not getting any upgrades and such - basically you will miss out on all the cool abilities and shit
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: Rufus on April 09, 2021, 03:34:26 PM
That being said I am 6 hours in and this game is still pretty stingy with the Neuromods. I've barely gotten any of the tech tree going and unless they open up the faucet I dunno what I'm gonna do
Oh, they open the faucet alright.
spoiler (click to show/hide)
There's a blueprint for them, so you can make as many of them as you can be bothered/find materials for.
[close]
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: Sho Nuff on April 10, 2021, 11:52:45 PM
That being said I am 6 hours in and this game is still pretty stingy with the Neuromods. I've barely gotten any of the tech tree going and unless they open up the faucet I dunno what I'm gonna do
Oh, they open the faucet alright.
spoiler (click to show/hide)
There's a blueprint for them, so you can make as many of them as you can be bothered/find materials for.
[close]

Haha oh fuck, I can't wait
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: The Sceneman on April 11, 2021, 09:40:10 PM
This game is my shit because it's basically:

- Wake up in a spooky base
- Take your time checking out the cool environment, reading spooky notes and taking shit out of trash cans
- Recycle the trash can shit into cool weepon
- Shoot monsters from time to time but let turrets do the majority if the work if possible
- Repeat

Yeah it's straight up System Shock 2 / Bioshock but I'm cool with it, cloning that kind of game is hard as fuck anyway and nobody else seems to be doing it and it's included in Gamepass so I'm having a greeeeeat time

That being said I am 6 hours in and this game is still pretty stingy with the Neuromods. I've barely gotten any of the tech tree going and unless they open up the faucet I dunno what I'm gonna do

Have you played Void Bastards?
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: demi on April 26, 2021, 12:08:35 PM
https://twitter.com/XboxWire/status/1386666436039303170
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: Bebpo on April 26, 2021, 03:43:40 PM
Liked 1, never played 2, sounds good to me.
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: Bebpo on May 02, 2021, 11:24:10 PM
Oh shit, they just added the Destroy All Humans remake.

I'd been eyeing buying that on Steam for a while. I never played the original and people seem to really like it and the remake seems a high quality effort. Will give this a try.

It's like GTA Mars Attack?
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: benjipwns on May 02, 2021, 11:48:47 PM
Yeah, the main thing is that it's a straight port, outside of the graphics, of the original. Which means sorta GTA III type clone in terms of design. It's got a lot of PS2-era legacy crap in the open world that other games have moved past.

For "free" though, I'd say check it out if you're interested. You can get a couple hours of it before it gets too repetitive.
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: Beezy on May 03, 2021, 10:33:29 AM
https://twitter.com/Wario64/status/1389203563432189956
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: chronovore on May 03, 2021, 11:36:42 PM
Oh shit, they just added the Destroy All Humans remake.

I'd been eyeing buying that on Steam for a while. I never played the original and people seem to really like it and the remake seems a high quality effort. Will give this a try.

It's like GTA Mars Attack?

Itís THQ doing a Mars Attacks version of GTA III on a THQ budget. It didnít grab me at the time.

Lego City Underground is a better tribute.
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: Trent Dole on May 04, 2021, 02:13:28 AM
Oh shit, they just added the Destroy All Humans remake.

I'd been eyeing buying that on Steam for a while. I never played the original and people seem to really like it and the remake seems a high quality effort. Will give this a try.

It's like GTA Mars Attack?

Itís THQ doing a Mars Attacks version of GTA III on a THQ budget. It didnít grab me at the time.

Lego City Underground is a better tribute.
I friggin' love Mars Attacks so I feel like I need to play this now.
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: Supermanisdead on May 08, 2021, 09:04:36 AM
Dragon Quest Builders 2 is really good! Iím enjoying it a lot more than the original. They really refined the controls from the first game.
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: Rufus on May 09, 2021, 10:45:44 AM
I'm enjoying it too. Building in 3rd person is cumbersome and I still misplace blocks (I'm on the 2nd big island), but it's all so adorable.
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: Supermanisdead on May 09, 2021, 09:46:08 PM
I'm enjoying it too. Building in 3rd person is cumbersome and I still misplace blocks (I'm on the 2nd big island), but it's all so adorable.

Thereís a first person mode. I think itís L3 or R3
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: Rufus on May 10, 2021, 11:59:41 AM
what

How did I miss that? :existential
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: Bebpo on May 10, 2021, 01:21:02 PM
what

How did I miss that? :existential

Yeah, I missed that for a while in the first game too. Not sure if they ever explain it.
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: Bebpo on May 11, 2021, 12:04:36 AM
Played the first hour of Builders. It's ok but way too talky. I don't remember the first one being this bad in that respect.
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: Rufus on May 11, 2021, 11:50:07 AM
I started skipping the dialogue on the 2nd island. On the first island only the guy with the bowlcut had a strong accent. On the 2nd island it's everyone. It's just a pain to read, on top of being needlessly verbose.

'ang abaht? Spare me.

spoiler (click to show/hide)
Just got out of the prison. That was a drag too, because it's completely scripted.
[close]
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: Lonewulfeus on May 13, 2021, 02:30:06 PM
https://twitter.com/XboxGamePass/status/1392873263601049601

Another day one 3rd party game.  Just like outriders, itís an interesting game but not one I was willing to spend $60 on so this is perfect.  Gotta love gamepass.
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: Supermanisdead on May 13, 2021, 09:40:30 PM
i was watching a video of that game recently thinking it looked like shit, but something i'd probably play on gamepass one day. nice that it's day 1
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: Akala on May 13, 2021, 11:52:30 PM
hell yeah
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: Svejk on May 14, 2021, 09:31:03 AM
It's a $40 game.   Still... that's pretty awesome.
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: Akala on May 14, 2021, 09:32:00 AM
it's a 0$ game  :ufup
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: Don Rumata on May 14, 2021, 12:14:02 PM
it's a 0$ game  :ufup
Gamepass isn't 0$ :ufup























It's 1$.  ;)
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: Joe Molotov on May 14, 2021, 03:10:48 PM
I bought one month of Gamepass in November and then I've gotten the past 6 months free by doing Bing shit. :rejoice
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: Stro on May 14, 2021, 07:17:29 PM
I accidentally didn't check off autorenew and so got another month of Gamepass and haven't touched it in 2 weeks. I hadn't touched it in 2 weeks prior to that on a 99 cent month.
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: chronovore on May 17, 2021, 09:00:08 PM
I did the 99Ę thing and then have renewed it 2~3 times now at full price just for State of Decay 2, which I could have just bought and own outright. Probably need to do that and then swing back to GamePass when it's cheap again.  :-\
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: Beezy on June 01, 2021, 10:00:43 AM
Ace Combat 7 is finally leaving on the 15th. :'(

https://twitter.com/Wario64/status/1399712715019411464
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: The Sceneman on June 01, 2021, 06:23:45 PM
yeah lame news. I have one achievement left to get - which is fly 76000 km. Could possibly rubberband it if I need to
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: Nintex on June 01, 2021, 06:51:05 PM
Just buy the game, it's on sale all the time.
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: The Sceneman on June 03, 2021, 03:21:41 AM
Yeah will get the game next time it's on sale. I do like playing a random mission from time to time.

I'm playing Observation as I had it downloaded and it's also leaving Game Pass. Game is pretty awesome. Siiick visual effects. I'm being corny and using a walkthrough so that I don't miss any collectibles
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: Don Rumata on June 03, 2021, 03:45:53 AM
It's like 13Ä on CDKeys.
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: The Sceneman on June 03, 2021, 04:13:27 AM
Do CD keys sell Xbone codes? Cos thats what I'm playing on
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: Pissy F Benny on June 03, 2021, 04:16:42 AM
yeah
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: Don Rumata on June 03, 2021, 06:18:35 AM
I only bought PC keys from them (plenty of times, never an issue) dunno about how their console codes are tho.

EDIT: Actually maybe i bought some PSN credit, too.
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: Pissy F Benny on June 03, 2021, 07:24:48 AM
I use them for xbox codes quite often, never had a problem, and they have most games for xbox.
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: The Sceneman on June 03, 2021, 05:13:29 PM
Huh, I never thought about buying game codes from third party vendors, always just bought shit direct from the console store. Will check them out  :)

Oberservation is awesome. Im about 3/4 through I think. It draws inspiration from basically every hard-sci-fi film but that isnt a bad thing. Theres touches of Interstellar, Gravity, Stowaway, 2001, Sunshine et al. The result ends up feeling quite original still, especially due to the perspective of the player and subsequent handling of the narrative
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: Don Rumata on June 03, 2021, 06:25:30 PM
Huh, I never thought about buying game codes from third party vendors, always just bought shit direct from the console store. Will check them out  :)

Oberservation is awesome. Im about 3/4 through I think. It draws inspiration from basically every hard-sci-fi film but that isnt a bad thing. Theres touches of Interstellar, Gravity, Stowaway, 2001, Sunshine et al. The result ends up feeling quite original still, especially due to the perspective of the player and subsequent handling of the narrative
Yeah, the ending (no spoilers) is a bit rushed, but overall very cool and unique game.
Although some puzzles aren't really all that thrilling.
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: demi on June 04, 2021, 11:41:32 AM
https://twitter.com/Xbox/status/1400504340972851206
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: The Sceneman on June 04, 2021, 10:49:09 PM
I'm intrigued by Maneater, anyone check it out?
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: Hamarr on June 05, 2021, 01:05:40 AM
I just got a Series X.  Is there anything thatís must play on the Series X? 

Iíve been mostly playing Outriders with some friends.  Itís fairly fun but janky.  Iím glad I didnít spend anything on it.  Twenty second load times for the missions is nice.  It took forever to load on the One X.

Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: naff on June 05, 2021, 01:40:48 AM
I'm intrigued by Maneater, anyone check it out?

lol, I own it but haven't played it. just a ps+ throw in
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: MMaRsu on June 05, 2021, 04:40:19 AM
https://twitter.com/1978iamdesign/status/1401054584404004866
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: HardcoreRetro on June 05, 2021, 09:25:43 AM
I'm intrigued by Maneater, anyone check it out?

I platinumed the game in like 6 hours on the PS5. It's a pretty decent mid-tier game. I enjoyed it.
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: The Sceneman on June 05, 2021, 09:26:45 PM
yeah the description sounded very funny. Evolve into an ultra-shark or something. lol. Easy completion = I'm sold. Downloading now

Mainly just getting deep into Hollow Knight now. Man, what a masterpiece
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: Sho Nuff on June 06, 2021, 07:33:33 AM
https://twitter.com/1978iamdesign/status/1401054584404004866

Uh oh
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: The Sceneman on June 06, 2021, 09:16:55 AM
Does this mean Persona is coming to gamepass?! (Or Xbox for that matter)
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: Pissy F Benny on June 06, 2021, 09:40:50 AM
I thought ooo that's hot then realised that I kind if never wanna play p5 again even thought I beat and enjoyed the vanilla version overall
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: Lonewulfeus on June 06, 2021, 06:12:27 PM
Persona on gamepass would be amazing.  Make it happen Phil!
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: Sho Nuff on June 06, 2021, 06:43:24 PM
I stopped about 8 hours into Vanilla, if Royale was on my Boner I'd be all in
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: The Sceneman on June 07, 2021, 02:41:28 AM
Maneater is pretty good. Low stakes chilled out sandbox collectathon. Jokes are pretty funny, the guy who plays Jerry in Rock and Morty does the narration, just sprinkling in bullshit shark "facts" while you play. Even has a free DLC Tiger shark skin lol.

Also I played Hollow Knight for 5 hours straight today which is a very very long time for me these days. Wowee I don't know how they made a game that just keeps getting better but they did it. The design is absurdly good. Team Cherry are INSANELY talented. Almost crapped my pants going through the 'Deepnest' level. They totally nailed the atmosphere there. Terrifying, horrible place.
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Post by: Bebpo on June 07, 2021, 02:45:44 AM
Yeah, Hollow Knight is good gaming.
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Post by: MMaRsu on June 07, 2021, 07:42:52 AM
https://twitter.com/1978iamdesign/status/1401054584404004866

Uh oh

supposedy this was fake but it wouldnt surprise me
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Post by: Joe Molotov on June 07, 2021, 11:23:51 AM
https://twitter.com/1978iamdesign/status/1401054584404004866

Uh oh

supposedy this was fake but it wouldnt surprise me

Korea screwed us again, just like in Vietnam! :maf
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Post by: Supermanisdead on June 07, 2021, 09:56:39 PM
It will come to gamepass when Microsoft buys sega
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Post by: Beezy on June 12, 2021, 09:44:05 AM
https://twitter.com/Wario64/status/1403693390147973121
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Post by: Beezy on June 12, 2021, 12:43:23 PM
https://twitter.com/Wario64/status/1403753566997680129
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Post by: demi on June 12, 2021, 02:37:41 PM
- Yakuza 7
- Back 4 Blood
- Plague Tale 2 (confirmed by multiple people)

Imagine paying for games???
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Post by: Bebpo on June 12, 2021, 03:21:12 PM
Ya, I'll probably skip Y4-Y6 for now and play Y7 to get the better money value before all these are removed from Game Pass.

Btw, Judgment still pretty good demi. The mini-games suck ass, but they always have and always will be nothing but time wasters.
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Post by: demi on June 12, 2021, 03:24:03 PM
I didnt think Judgment was bad, it's just very middling

4 > 6 > K1 > 0 > K2 > Judgment > Dead Souls > 5 > 3
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Post by: Bebpo on June 12, 2021, 03:31:14 PM
Well I like Y3 so we're never gonna agree on these games  ;)
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Post by: Pissy F Benny on June 12, 2021, 08:15:22 PM
Y7 is the best game in the series, get hyped bois :biden
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Post by: The Sceneman on June 13, 2021, 11:49:43 PM
A lot of goodness is coming to Game Pass. Is Yakuza Like A Dragon good? Last Yakuza game I played was #2 on PS2... I liked it plenty though.

Gonna smang Wolfenstein 2 as well
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Post by: ZombieSupaStar on June 14, 2021, 12:34:09 AM
I just realized I had gpu and Iíve never used it. I did those 3 years of gold thing back in 2019 lol. Microsoft must love users like me! Also helps I only pc game and Iíd rather have my prostate scraped than use the ms store.

And I bought the MCC on steam to boot!  :lol
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Post by: demi on June 14, 2021, 12:50:23 AM
A lot of goodness is coming to Game Pass. Is Yakuza Like A Dragon good? Last Yakuza game I played was #2 on PS2... I liked it plenty though.

Gonna smang Wolfenstein 2 as well

YES you will love Like A Dragon, dont worry about the past games
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Post by: Joe Molotov on June 14, 2021, 11:59:12 AM
Like is Dragon is one of the best turn-based RPGs in years. :rejoice
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Post by: Pissy F Benny on June 14, 2021, 12:08:18 PM
:trumps

i still need to do a ng+ at some point and mess around with the jobs a bit more.
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Post by: Beezy on June 17, 2021, 11:24:58 AM
https://twitter.com/Wario64/status/1405533534912057347
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Post by: Joe Molotov on June 17, 2021, 12:42:22 PM
https://twitter.com/MitchSmokes/status/1405538089775157252

This is what Playstation fans actually believe.
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Post by: Pissy F Benny on June 17, 2021, 01:49:28 PM
shit gets added back sometimes wtf :trumps
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Post by: Pissy F Benny on June 17, 2021, 01:50:33 PM
some people should probably take the netflix of gaming thing more literally
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Post by: Joe Molotov on June 17, 2021, 01:55:58 PM
NOOOO, I don't have lifetime access to Peppa Pig's Birthday Bash, so therefore the entire service is a scam! :maf

Meanwhile, Daddy Sony put two new games on PS+ this month (one of them is VR only), POG CITY!  :wong
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Post by: Lonewulfeus on June 17, 2021, 03:22:21 PM
Placed an order for an Xbox series x from Walmart.com today :rejoice
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Post by: The Sceneman on June 17, 2021, 06:12:41 PM
https://twitter.com/MitchSmokes/status/1405538089775157252

This is what Playstation fans actually believe.

Lol homeboy is getting "clowned" by the "clap backs" in the comments.

Gamers are some of the biggest nincompoops ever. Crying about games leaving service, wanting physical copies of everything, needing to own everything "forever". JFC man society isn't natural and the sun's going to explode. wgaf
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Post by: Nintex on June 17, 2021, 06:25:10 PM
There's a difference between game dropping from GamePass and a game being delisted from XBL.
If you love the game so much that you can't do without it (after it was playable on GamePass for over 6 months) you can easily find them on sale.

Half the people complaining 1. Don't use GamePass or 2. Didn't play and download these on time.
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Post by: The Sceneman on June 17, 2021, 06:32:58 PM
Yep. And a lot of my favourite games on Gamepass have been pump and dump titles. Play em once, get all achievements, delete, never have desire to play again. See stuff like Edith Finch, Donut County, Observation. Even Plague Tale
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Post by: naff on June 17, 2021, 06:44:15 PM
bro, it's way better having all these throw in ps+ titles i'll never play sitting in my library forever
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Post by: chronovore on June 17, 2021, 09:19:36 PM
bro, it's way better having all these throw in ps+ titles i'll never play sitting in my library forever
ďI am in this picture and I donít like it.Ē
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Post by: Beezy on June 18, 2021, 02:32:42 AM
Ugh, didn't mean to include that dumb comment under Wario's tweet. I just wanted to share the games leaving so that people here would get one last chance to play them.

Edit: Nvm, just realized it was Joe who shared it. Time for bed.
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Post by: Sho Nuff on June 19, 2021, 07:41:48 AM
The campaign DLC for Dishonored 2 apparently dropped on game pass. This is fuckin good shit. At least 7 hours here. Longer, the way I play Arkane games.
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Post by: Bebpo on June 19, 2021, 12:27:00 PM
Free dlc in game pass?

Thatís new. Wonder if it was an accident.
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Post by: Don Rumata on June 19, 2021, 12:50:44 PM
It's their game now, no?
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Post by: Bebpo on June 19, 2021, 12:54:06 PM
Pretty sure Horizon DLC was still paid.

More recently Outer Worlds DLCs are paid. I can't think of any game pass game with DLC.
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Post by: demi on June 19, 2021, 01:42:19 PM
He is talking about Death of the Outsider I think, there was no campaign DLC for Dishonored 2

Dishonored (did have some campaign DLC)
Dishonored 2 (no DLC afaik)
Death of the Outsider (standalone game that is basically Dishonored 2 Epilogue)
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Post by: Sho Nuff on June 19, 2021, 07:28:33 PM
Oh, OK, I was confused. I'd assumed that Death of the Outsider was a DLC and not a standalone. Absolutely worth playing, the art direction in this game fuckin kills me it's so good.
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Post by: Bebpo on June 19, 2021, 07:52:28 PM
Yeah, Arkane's art direction is stellar.

Wasn't Dishonored's art style by someone that worked on Half-life 2? Because it's basically that same good style.
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Post by: Sho Nuff on June 19, 2021, 08:54:23 PM
Yeah, it's Viktor Antonov firing on all cylinders. Bulgarian guy. I LOVE the paintings hanging on the wall in this game, they are all extremely fucked in the best way
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Post by: Don Rumata on June 20, 2021, 01:51:00 AM
Yeah, it's Viktor Antonov firing on all cylinders. Bulgarian guy. I LOVE the paintings hanging on the wall in this game, they are all extremely fucked in the best way
Yeah he honestly "made" Half Life for me.
Also the only reason why i even attempted to play Dishonored (though i couldn't be bothered to continue).

He also worked on the Nazi Berlin in Wolfestein TNO.
(https://dgedwards.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/viktor-antonov-wolfenstein-1024x358.jpg)

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Post by: The Sceneman on June 20, 2021, 06:42:43 AM
Um Yakuza Like a Dragon is totally sweet. Any of the DLC worth it? I grabbed the free pachinko stuff
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Post by: Pissy F Benny on June 20, 2021, 09:30:28 AM
its all cosmetic shit isn't it?
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Post by: Joe Molotov on June 20, 2021, 10:52:55 AM
Thereís some DLC jobs too, not sure if itís worth it. None of its necessary though, the game is great without it.
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Post by: Pissy F Benny on June 20, 2021, 10:59:21 AM
goty 2020 :rejoice
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Post by: demi on June 20, 2021, 11:54:44 AM
Um Yakuza Like a Dragon is totally sweet. Any of the DLC worth it? I grabbed the free pachinko stuff

Up to you, the only good job is the matriarch for females.
But you can get 1000 just fine with no DLC
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Post by: The Sceneman on June 20, 2021, 05:05:35 PM
yeah I did some googling and the job pack seems to be the only one thats worth it. Will toss Sega a couple of bucks
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Post by: Bebpo on June 20, 2021, 06:30:47 PM
Trying out Like a Dragon, I'm kind of surprised that Kamurocho looks worse than in Judgment which was two years earlier. Might just be the stylized lighting in Judgment. I'd assume textures & geometry are the same.
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Post by: The Sceneman on June 23, 2021, 08:48:27 PM
I think the majority of the game takes place outside Kamurocho so that could be it? I'm up to chapter 4 now, really enjoying it. I'm playing with Japanese VA becuase you're not supposed to play these games in english, right?

In unexpected news the new Space Jam movie has a game tie-in. Free day 1 on gamepass. Streets of Rage/Final Fight clone. Could be OK for a quick playthough and if the completion is easy.

https://www.polygon.com/22545360/space-jam-2-a-new-legacy-video-game-xbox-game-pass

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-_wjE8aflus
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Post by: demi on June 24, 2021, 10:50:58 AM
No PLAY IN ENGLISH the dub is amazing
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Post by: Pissy F Benny on June 24, 2021, 10:54:08 AM
other than *redacted*'s va being a bit meh its great in English
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Post by: Mr Gilhaney on June 24, 2021, 11:00:40 AM
loaded up for some time again


(https://i.imgur.com/Kg7qLWx.png)


Psychonauts cum out pls
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Post by: Don Rumata on June 24, 2021, 11:33:24 AM
Yakuza 1 on PS2 had a relatively big English cast (Michael Madsen, Mark Hamill, Eliza Dushku).
It still seems like THE series to play in Japanese though.
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Post by: Joe Molotov on June 24, 2021, 11:40:06 AM
It also had the guy that voiced Sam from Sam & Max Hit the Road as a detective, using roughly the same voice. :rejoice
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Post by: demi on June 24, 2021, 12:44:25 PM
Yakuza 1 on PS2 had a relatively big English cast (Michael Madsen, Mark Hamill, Eliza Dushku).
It still seems like THE series to play in Japanese though.

You don't get an English option except in Yakuza 1 (PS2) and Judgment, anyway

Y7 Dub is great, besides a few NPCs (lul)
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Post by: Nintex on June 24, 2021, 02:51:02 PM
Stay winning Game Passers

https://twitter.com/XboxGamePass/status/1408107661841866755 (https://twitter.com/XboxGamePass/status/1408107661841866755)
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Post by: Don Rumata on June 24, 2021, 03:51:24 PM
EA Play is such a pain in the ass to use on PC, i'd rather just skip any EA game, even on Gamepass.
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Post by: Beezy on June 24, 2021, 03:51:49 PM
Pretty sure that was the last NFS I played and probably the last good one. I wouldn't mind replaying the "remastered" version.
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Post by: The Sceneman on June 24, 2021, 06:51:11 PM
Yakuza 1 on PS2 had a relatively big English cast (Michael Madsen, Mark Hamill, Eliza Dushku).
It still seems like THE series to play in Japanese though.

also had RACHEL LEIGH COOK :heartbeat

(https://img.buzzfeed.com/buzzfeed-static/static/2020-06/23/22/asset/0df6b092f56b/sub-buzz-1467-1592950946-4.jpg?downsize=600:*&output-format=auto&output-quality=auto)

Yeah and it flopped so bad the sequel didn't have a dub at all lol
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Post by: The Sceneman on June 26, 2021, 08:53:57 PM
"Going Under" being added to Gamepass soon. Supposed to be fun enough, and the premise is good. Easy completion as well

https://www.trueachievements.com/n46080/xbox-game-pass-going-under

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aObb65_3I-M
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Post by: Rufus on June 27, 2021, 08:57:50 AM
Played the demo on Steam a year ago (?). Felt good. The constant weapon changing is fun, but as you might imagine, it can be difficult to judge how a pot plant compares to a club.

It's pretty too, even though it's supposed to be parodying corporate art.
https://eyeondesign.aiga.org/dont-worry-these-gangley-armed-cartoons-are-here-to-protect-you-from-big-tech/
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Post by: MMaRsu on June 28, 2021, 07:19:48 AM
"Going Under" being added to Gamepass soon. Supposed to be fun enough, and the premise is good. Easy completion as well

https://www.trueachievements.com/n46080/xbox-game-pass-going-under

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aObb65_3I-M

Have it on Steam, great fun
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Post by: The Sceneman on July 01, 2021, 03:41:22 AM
Games with Gold has been largely ignorable with the advent of gamepass, but Midway Arcade Origins compilation for the 360 is free in July. I'll scoop this as there's some decent titles here and it's good to have these kinds of things on your HDD for local coop. Plus the achievements look easy

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Midway_Arcade_Origins
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Post by: Joe Molotov on July 01, 2021, 10:58:39 AM
I played the first dungeon of Going Under, seems pretty fun.
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Post by: Supermanisdead on July 01, 2021, 11:56:33 AM
Whatís tea on pillars of eternity? I started it recently and thought the first hour or so was a okay but a little boring. How good does it get? Should I keep playing?
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Post by: thetylerrob on July 01, 2021, 01:21:12 PM
It's boring, everybody starts it and nobody finishes it. Anyone that says they finished it is lying and the whole thing is a conspiracy.
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Post by: Mr Gilhaney on July 01, 2021, 03:55:37 PM
Yeah I tried but couldn't do it.

Played and finished Wasteland 3 after, a much better experience.
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Post by: Bebpo on July 01, 2021, 03:57:17 PM
 :bolo

lies


Pillars 1 is the best crpg in the last two decades. I'll fight anyone that tries to name anything better. The character writing and the world building are second to none. Really good questing too. It's more than a bit derivative of Baldur's Gate in structure and D&D/BG in combat (though Pillars II combat is a lot more original and improved), but the writing is really, really good.

The DLCs are excellent as well and build up Pillars II, which doesn't really deliver but is still a good game too.

I guess Act I is a little slow, but that's always been the case for crpgs so it doesn't feel slow to me.
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Post by: Great Rumbler on July 01, 2021, 05:43:32 PM
1. Torment: Tides of Numenera
2. Divinity: Original Sin 2
3. Pillars of Eternity 2
4. Wasteland 3
5. Shadowrun: Dragonfall
6. Tyranny
7. Pillars of Eternity 1
8. Shadowrun: Hong Kong
9. Underrail
10. Divinity Original Sin 1
11. Wasteland 2
12. Shadowrun: Returns
13. Pathfinder: Kingmaker
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Post by: Mr Gilhaney on July 01, 2021, 06:35:33 PM
we need a dislike button on thebire
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Post by: Bebpo on July 01, 2021, 07:19:22 PM
1. Torment: Tides of Numenera
2. Divinity: Original Sin 2
3. Pillars of Eternity 2
4. Wasteland 3
5. Shadowrun: Dragonfall
6. Tyranny
7. Pillars of Eternity 1
8. Shadowrun: Hong Kong
9. Underrail
10. Divinity Original Sin 1
11. Wasteland 2
12. Shadowrun: Returns
13. Pathfinder: Kingmaker

And most people think Torment is bad.

crpgs are pretty subjective. Like having just played D:OS2 this year I'd say with no doubt D:OS2 plays better than Pillars 1. But for me story/characters/writing is king in an rpg and Pillars 1 is still the best there. Durance is the best written videogame character almost...ever?

Avellone is apparently a total shithead and cancelled from the industry because of that which as a side effect is gonna bring down the overall writing in crpgs since as shitty as he is he was one of the best rpg writers in the industry and had a hand in a lot of crpgs.
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Post by: pilonv1 on July 02, 2021, 07:44:08 AM
I thought Pillars 1 was very good but dragged late in the game.
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Post by: Great Rumbler on July 15, 2021, 02:25:31 PM
I thought Pillars 1 was very good but dragged late in the game.

That and I felt it didn't really take many chances with the fantasy worldbuilding. Tyranny was shorter and had a really interesting setup, POE2 had a better story and more diverse world.
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Post by: Bebpo on August 12, 2021, 06:18:05 PM
Game Pass has too many games.

Not a bad problem to have, but I keep installing shit every week and haven't even booted any of them. Installed Cris Tales; The Ascent, now Art of Rally and Boyfriend Dungeon. There's other stuff I'd install too if I'd actually play it like replaying Katamari w/Reroll or Lumines. Project Wingman & Last Stop seem interesting too.

Just too many damn games! I think I used Game Pass more when it had like one game worth playing a month.
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Post by: chronovore on August 12, 2021, 06:34:34 PM
"Going Under" being added to Gamepass soon. Supposed to be fun enough, and the premise is good. Easy completion as well

https://www.trueachievements.com/n46080/xbox-game-pass-going-under

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aObb65_3I-M

Have it on Steam, great fun

I like the tone and art style, but the combat felt uneven and button mashy. Maybe it is better balanced than I've felt; I mean, I think Tekken is a button-mashy series, too.
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Post by: demi on August 12, 2021, 08:41:05 PM
Game Pass has too many games.

Not a bad problem to have, but I keep installing shit every week and haven't even booted any of them. Installed Cris Tales; The Ascent, now Art of Rally and Boyfriend Dungeon. There's other stuff I'd install too if I'd actually play it like replaying Katamari w/Reroll or Lumines. Project Wingman & Last Stop seem interesting too.

Just too many damn games! I think I used Game Pass more when it had like one game worth playing a month.

IS THIS CONCERN TROLLING
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Post by: HardcoreRetro on August 13, 2021, 02:45:20 AM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EaaBgXUU4AEpQPc.jpg)
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Post by: Bebpo on August 13, 2021, 03:11:06 AM
Tried Lumines Remastered. Got a long first run. Still got it.
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Post by: Supermanisdead on August 13, 2021, 09:27:01 PM
i played a little of cris tales. i hated it. i want to play the ascent, but im about to sink another 200 hours into hades <3
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Post by: MMaRsu on August 14, 2021, 04:03:04 AM
https://youtu.be/zuHndXSDXWc
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Post by: The Sceneman on August 17, 2021, 04:26:04 PM
Okay wtf is boyfriend dungeon lol
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Post by: Joe Molotov on August 17, 2021, 04:29:38 PM
Okay wtf is boyfriend dungeon lol

https://twitter.com/KitfoxGames/status/1426600404423520285

https://twitter.com/Octopimp/status/1427316974682476544
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Post by: The Sceneman on August 17, 2021, 09:11:42 PM
Downloading now
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Post by: Supermanisdead on August 17, 2021, 09:20:45 PM
Boyfriend dungeon sucks
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Post by: The Sceneman on August 17, 2021, 09:22:11 PM
Cancelling download
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Post by: Don Rumata on August 18, 2021, 12:37:23 AM
Okay wtf is boyfriend dungeon lol

https://twitter.com/KitfoxGames/status/1426600404423520285

https://twitter.com/Octopimp/status/1427316974682476544
Are people getting dumber, or is social media giving *everyone* a voice just a bad idea in general?
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Post by: Pissy F Benny on August 18, 2021, 06:54:38 AM
a bit of one and a bit of the other, with a bit of a big part of the gaming audience aren't mature enough to deal with delicate subjects in their vidya, i suspect :snob
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Post by: HardcoreRetro on August 18, 2021, 07:05:49 AM
Can't wait to give it a try. Game devs are known for their nuanced takes on heavy subject matter.
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Post by: Don Rumata on August 18, 2021, 07:21:11 AM
Can't wait to give it a try. Game devs are known for their nuanced takes on heavy subject matter.
I think that's beside the point, when you're so distinguished mentally-challenged you attack a voice actor for playing a "bad guy".
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Post by: HardcoreRetro on August 18, 2021, 07:43:42 AM
I don't care about that shit. I just want to laugh at a game bungling it's messaging.

I remember users in a Resetera being taken aback by a writer writing evil characters actually being a good guy in real life. People are absolutely distinguished mentally-challenged nowadays.
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Post by: The Sceneman on August 19, 2021, 06:45:48 PM
Started on Going Under. Pretty neat game, the aesthetic and jokes are spot on.
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Post by: Sho Nuff on August 19, 2021, 08:29:50 PM
Yesss Quake remaster. New episode from Machinegames. Functional server browser for doing DM and coop. Having a great time.
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Post by: demi on August 19, 2021, 10:23:04 PM
FYI if you have a phone or tablet, Microsoft Solitaire is on GamePass now and that means you get no ads, and you get double XP etc

Also has achievements. The bonus XP/coins helps with the daily challenges and you can go back in time to do previous months.

iOS - https://apps.apple.com/us/app/microsoft-solitaire-collection/id1103438575

Android - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.microsoft.microsoftsolitairecollection&hl=en_US&gl=US
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Post by: MMaRsu on August 20, 2021, 03:42:17 AM
Quake II and Quake III Arena are now on PC Gamepass
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Post by: Pissy F Benny on September 01, 2021, 04:11:02 PM
Final Fantasy 13 is coming to gamepass tomorrow :rash

Time to revisit the best game in the series :phil
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Post by: demi on September 14, 2021, 10:53:22 AM
(https://news.xbox.com/en-us/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2021/09/XGP_ComingSoon_09142021.jpg)
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Post by: Joe Molotov on September 14, 2021, 11:19:49 AM
Astria Ascending looks cool
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Post by: Pissy F Benny on September 14, 2021, 11:23:38 AM
:jgames
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Post by: Beezy on September 14, 2021, 12:07:47 PM
Skatebird and Sable are the only ones that I know anything about.
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Post by: demi on September 14, 2021, 12:27:01 PM
Astria Ascending

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While Astria Ascending is being developed by Artisan, which is based in Quebec, Canada, and Montpellier, France, it features an array of contributions from reputable names in the JRPG genre ó most notably, a score by Hitoshi Sakimoto (Final Fantasy 12, Vagrant Story) and writing from Kazushige Nojima (Final Fantasy 10, Final Fantasy 7 Remake).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E5fNEVs65dE
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Post by: Bebpo on September 14, 2021, 03:52:18 PM
battles look painfully slow and everything is super low animation.
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Post by: MMaRsu on September 15, 2021, 07:43:24 AM
Give me less weeb games pls
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Post by: Joe Molotov on September 15, 2021, 10:08:20 AM
no
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Post by: MMaRsu on September 15, 2021, 10:21:11 AM
no

Yes pls more indie games
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Post by: demi on September 15, 2021, 02:04:18 PM
no
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Post by: demi on September 28, 2021, 10:13:26 AM
https://twitter.com/Wario64/status/1442851654848634899
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Post by: Don Rumata on September 28, 2021, 12:51:05 PM
Nice.
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Post by: Bebpo on September 28, 2021, 02:04:51 PM
lol, f2p

game still sucks single player
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Post by: Pissy F Benny on September 28, 2021, 02:56:14 PM
is it worth the precious hd space?
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Post by: Bebpo on September 28, 2021, 03:10:00 PM
is it worth the precious hd space?

Nah, it's like 100gb. I deleted that shit as soon as possible when I finished the SP.

My breakdown of Avengers is this:

Main campaign:
+Better than average story/cutscenes/VA
-Terrible levels and gameplay
+/- decent grind game in multiplayer

Kate Bishop campaign:
-Nothing story, though Kate is well written and good VA
-Slightly better levels and gameplay
+/- probably still better in multiplayer

Hawkeye campaign:
+Ok story
+/- most decent single player gameplay of the bunch, still not great but passable
+/- probably fun in multiplayer

Black Panther campaign:
+Ok story, Black Panther is cool
-Still generally crappy gameplay solo, better than the base game, but not as good as Hawkeye campaign
+/- probably fun in MP


Basically I'd say you either buddy up and play it with friends or you're better off just watching the cutscenes on youtube. The game has really nice graphics but the platforming is utter shite, the puzzles are awful, the enemies are grindy zzz and the bosses are terrible. The combat is solid but the enemies just aren't fun to use it against. And the drops and stuff suck and aren't cosmetic which is zzz.
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Post by: Don Rumata on September 28, 2021, 03:57:22 PM
Oh i figured it'd just be a fun beat em up for a couple of hours, don't care about story.
Downloading 100gb on my current connection though...  :-\
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Post by: Bebpo on September 28, 2021, 04:15:15 PM
Itís the opposite, not fun beat em up but decent story.
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Post by: demi on September 28, 2021, 04:23:44 PM
Damn people willingly paid money for this game, and still don't have their exclusive character they spent money for
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Post by: Bebpo on September 28, 2021, 04:51:12 PM
Damn people willingly paid money for this game, and still don't have their exclusive character they spent money for

I mean...not very many. Hence why the team is on Perfect Dark now instead.
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Post by: Stro on September 28, 2021, 05:30:32 PM
I really enjoyed enjoyed the game play
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Post by: Bebpo on September 28, 2021, 06:34:58 PM
I really enjoyed enjoyed the game play

Yeah, some people do like it.

Just never clicked with me. The whole thing where every environment and enemy has to be able to be accessed or killed using any hero basically took away all distinction from them and made a very bland platforming/combat experience for me.

I get why they had to make it that way as a multiplayer pick anyone game, but I really would've preferred a single player game where stages/enemies are tooled for specific heroes, so that every character doesn't just double jump 200 ft just because.
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Post by: demi on September 30, 2021, 09:26:24 AM
https://twitter.com/XboxWire/status/1443561269739638788

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FAhcmiqXsAAsNjR?format=png&name=900x900)
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Post by: Sho Nuff on September 30, 2021, 09:37:08 AM
https://twitter.com/XboxWire/status/1443561269739638788

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FAhcmiqXsAAsNjR?format=png&name=900x900)

r u shitting me
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Post by: demi on September 30, 2021, 09:45:11 AM
r u shitting me

https://www.gameinformer.com/2021/06/08/bandai-namco-shuts-down-scarlet-nexus-xbox-game-pass-rumors

LOL
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Post by: Joe Molotov on September 30, 2021, 09:49:46 AM
Gamepass for Windows  :nope

Gamepass for Weebs, tho :ohyeah
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Post by: Sho Nuff on September 30, 2021, 11:16:14 AM
They FINALLY launched xCloud in Japan, lets get cookin
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Post by: demi on September 30, 2021, 12:07:28 PM
Couple other additions I see

Dandy Ace

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8BrjjG7I_nA

Mighty Goose

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S6rqwylo2ao
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Post by: Joe Molotov on September 30, 2021, 01:03:10 PM
Astria Ascending is up today today.

https://twitter.com/Wario64/status/1443605400767455241
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Post by: Rufus on September 30, 2021, 04:35:48 PM
Astria is up now.
So is Avengers. (133GB :lol )
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Post by: chronovore on September 30, 2021, 04:55:41 PM
They FINALLY launched xCloud in Japan, lets get cookin

1. What's this, then? Can I play xbox stuff on my iPad now?
2. What the fuck is the official Xbox news site doing saying it's available on Game Pass now, if Namco says it isn't? That's not a rumor, that's a communications fuckup.
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Post by: demi on September 30, 2021, 05:06:09 PM
The Namco comment was around launch, 3 months ago
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Post by: chronovore on September 30, 2021, 05:26:16 PM
The Namco comment was around launch, 3 months ago

Ah. Thank you.
:picard
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Post by: Pissy F Benny on September 30, 2021, 08:18:31 PM
downloaded scarlet nexus, looking forward to deleting it in 2 weeks without ever considering playing it  :rejoice
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Post by: Supermanisdead on October 01, 2021, 11:58:51 AM
tried skatbird, it blows
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Post by: Pissy F Benny on October 01, 2021, 01:23:15 PM
yeah shit sux once you get over the "heh a skateboarding bird" gag after about 45 seconds
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Post by: Bebpo on October 01, 2021, 02:55:58 PM
I've been telling everyone this for like 8 months since the demo was trash.
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Post by: The Sceneman on October 02, 2021, 04:30:48 AM
So I finally got my hands on a series x console :hyper

What are the best games to showcase the POWAH of the Xbeast? I'm playing the Ascent and it looks amazing. Might try Ori 2 as well
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Post by: Beezy on October 02, 2021, 04:39:22 AM
Forza Horizon 4
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Post by: Nintex on October 02, 2021, 06:02:01 AM
So I finally got my hands on a series x console :hyper

What are the best games to showcase the POWAH of the Xbeast? I'm playing the Ascent and it looks amazing. Might try Ori 2 as well
If you want to see what ray tracing can do give CONTROL Ultimate Edition a whirl.
Not sure how well Cyberpunk 2077 runs on the Series X now but that's mindblowing in the graphics department.
Resident Evil Village comes to mind also.

And don't forget about Tales of Arise which just dropped and is absolutely gorgeous.
It's funny now that the Series X is out I finally get to see what the One X can do.  :doge
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Post by: HardcoreRetro on October 02, 2021, 06:14:49 AM
yeah shit sux once you get over the "heh a skateboarding bird" gag after about 45 seconds

More like SkateTurd!
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Post by: Supermanisdead on October 02, 2021, 07:34:38 AM
avengers sucks too lmao. where are the people saying it at least had a good single player. what a mind numbing experience. kamala khan sucks, the knockoff mcu faces suck, the super generic level design and set pieces suck. how many times in a WeStErN TrIpLe A game will we slide down a slope and jump and barely reach a ladder/cliff. creatively bankrupt braindead game design. glad this game flopped.
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Post by: demi on October 02, 2021, 06:14:02 PM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FAtyvK6VkAU5srw?format=jpg&name=large)
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Post by: Beezy on October 02, 2021, 06:55:30 PM
Any of these that I should definitely play before they leave? I already own Vesperia and Katana Zero on Switch.
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Post by: Sho Nuff on October 03, 2021, 11:54:50 PM
avengers sucks too lmao. where are the people saying it at least had a good single player. what a mind numbing experience. kamala khan sucks, the knockoff mcu faces suck, the super generic level design and set pieces suck. how many times in a WeStErN TrIpLe A game will we slide down a slope and jump and barely reach a ladder/cliff. creatively bankrupt braindead game design. glad this game flopped.

YES, jesus christ this game made me feel dead inside

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Post by: Sho Nuff on October 03, 2021, 11:55:53 PM
They FINALLY launched xCloud in Japan, lets get cookin

1. What's this, then? Can I play xbox stuff on my iPad now?
2. What the fuck is the official Xbox news site doing saying it's available on Game Pass now, if Namco says it isn't? That's not a rumor, that's a communications fuckup.

1. Yes, I picked up my Scarlet Nexus game on my phone, worked great. Aside from the fact that you're playing a 4K game on a teeny phone screen.
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Post by: The Sceneman on October 04, 2021, 02:34:43 AM
Forza Horizon 4

Yeah these games look amazing, I think I'll wait until Forza Horizon 5 drops next month and get in on the ground floor with new players with the online (I assume a lot of the game is online based?)
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Post by: The Sceneman on October 04, 2021, 02:42:14 AM
So I finally got my hands on a series x console :hyper

What are the best games to showcase the POWAH of the Xbeast? I'm playing the Ascent and it looks amazing. Might try Ori 2 as well
If you want to see what ray tracing can do give CONTROL Ultimate Edition a whirl.
Not sure how well Cyberpunk 2077 runs on the Series X now but that's mindblowing in the graphics department.
Resident Evil Village comes to mind also.

And don't forget about Tales of Arise which just dropped and is absolutely gorgeous.
It's funny now that the Series X is out I finally get to see what the One X can do.  :doge

I already played and got all cheevos in Control Xbone original edition at the start of the year, but the game is so good I would play it again (might wait for it to come to gamepass or a sale though).

Thanks for reminding me about Resi 8, I was keen to play it at launch but I told myelf I'd wait for the optimised experience on the Series X. That'll be my first stop after the Ascent I think...

Will try and think about Tales next time I want an RPG.

I'm really stoked some stock finally arrived in NZ and I was able to get a Series X, I had been wanting one for months. Such a massive upgrade in performance over Xbone S
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Post by: The Sceneman on October 04, 2021, 05:16:59 AM
Alan Wake remastered comes out this week, how quickly will it come to gamepass? :rash
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Post by: Don Rumata on October 04, 2021, 05:34:58 AM
I already played and got all cheevos in Control Xbone original edition at the start of the year, but the game is so good I would play it again (might wait for it to come to gamepass or a sale though).

Thanks for reminding me about Resi 8, I was keen to play it at launch but I told myelf I'd wait for the optimised experience on the Series X. That'll be my first stop after the Ascent I think...

Will try and think about Tales next time I want an RPG.

I'm really stoked some stock finally arrived in NZ and I was able to get a Series X, I had been wanting one for months. Such a massive upgrade in performance over Xbone S
:thinking
Control is already on Gamepass, maybe not the Ultimate Edition though.
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Post by: The Sceneman on October 04, 2021, 05:41:46 AM
Yeah just the original edition of Control is on gamepass (which is what I played and beat already). They might put the ultimate edition up but would be kinda weird to have two versions of same game on the service. I'll keep an eye on sales I'm sure I'll be able to get it half off sooner or later
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Post by: The Sceneman on October 04, 2021, 05:45:08 AM
I'd also be keen for a 4k 120fps remaster of Sleeping Dogs so I could get 1000/1000 a third time
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Post by: Don Rumata on October 04, 2021, 06:16:32 AM
Yeah you can already find the Control UE for 10Ä or so on PC (steam version), so it can't be much highr on xbox.
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Post by: HardcoreRetro on October 04, 2021, 09:34:39 AM
I'd also be keen for a 4k 120fps remaster of Sleeping Dogs so I could get 1000/1000 a third time

It's no 4K120 but the Series X does push the Xbox One version to a locked 60fps through their FPS boost stuff.
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Post by: HardcoreRetro on October 05, 2021, 05:32:24 AM
So I finally got my hands on a series x console :hyper

What are the best games to showcase the POWAH of the Xbeast? I'm playing the Ascent and it looks amazing. Might try Ori 2 as well

The best showcase of next-gen stuff might actually be the patched version of Metro Exodus. But you'd have to contrast it to the old console version for it to really show.
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Post by: demi on October 05, 2021, 10:51:42 AM
(https://news.xbox.com/en-us/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2021/10/Available-Today_Coming-Soon_October_2021.jpg)
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Post by: Don Rumata on October 05, 2021, 11:30:07 AM
I'll check out Visage and Good Life, maybe B4B.

Wasn't TABS already on it though? I know i played it, and i certainly didn't buy it.
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Post by: HardcoreRetro on October 05, 2021, 01:58:52 PM
I imagine this is the full release. The version on there was called Game Preview which is Xbox' term for early access.
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Post by: chronovore on October 08, 2021, 03:53:01 AM
I'll check out Visage and Good Life, maybe B4B.

Wasn't TABS already on it though? I know i played it, and i certainly didn't buy it.
Games can come, go, and come back on GamePass. It's not like people complain about regaining access to a title.
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Post by: The Sceneman on October 10, 2021, 01:16:00 AM
Visage looks cool, but I'm worried about the scare factor... Might give it a shot anyhow
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Post by: who is ted danson? on October 10, 2021, 05:21:19 AM
I played the Procession to Calvary at the start of this year and its a very funny game. Not too long either, only a couple of hours.
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Post by: Bebpo on October 10, 2021, 02:06:29 PM
Yeah, I liked it.
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Post by: pilonv1 on October 18, 2021, 06:24:41 AM
Anyone else played The Good Life yet? Tried the demo and it's got the usual Swery stuff I like but there feels like a ridiculous amount of pointless busywork in there too.
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Post by: Bebpo on October 18, 2021, 02:22:35 PM
I mean, outside of DP1 and D4 his games suck and the weirdness is all they have going for them. Good Life is like 60 metacritic or something and from all impressions I read just sounds like fetch quests the game.

I used to think Swervy and Suda51 were pretty similar in janky weird bad games quality, but nah, Swervy is a terrible gameplay designer and Suda51 is hit & miss.

*edit* Actually the Switch version metacritic for Good Life is 45, yeaaaaah, game sounds real bad.
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Post by: Pissy F Benny on October 18, 2021, 04:47:06 PM
 I downloaded it and will probably never touch it, god bless game pass :rejoice
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Post by: demi on October 19, 2021, 09:56:06 AM
(https://news.xbox.com/en-us/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2021/10/XGP_Coming-Soon_Mid_October_2021.jpg)
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Post by: Pissy F Benny on October 19, 2021, 11:44:27 AM
assmaster 2022 :shaq
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Post by: Mr Gilhaney on October 19, 2021, 12:21:59 PM
94gb age of empires what the fuck mens. father phil please fix
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Post by: Nintex on October 19, 2021, 04:12:39 PM
I'll just play that bad boi on PC.

Hopefully it's good, I want to make Empires Great Again :rejoice
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Post by: MMaRsu on October 20, 2021, 03:29:58 AM
It doesnt look good.

Beta was ok
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Post by: demi on October 22, 2021, 10:16:03 AM
GTA San Andreas Definitive Edition coming to GamePass day one

Quote
Players will also be able to experience Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Ė The Definitive Edition with Xbox Game Pass starting November 11.

Though honestly I expect everyone to just buy the trilogy out right instead
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Post by: Pissy F Benny on October 22, 2021, 10:20:56 AM
:rejoice :rejoice :rejoice

god bless the microgawds :bow :bow :bow
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Post by: Don Rumata on October 22, 2021, 11:01:50 AM
Only SA? That's a bit odd, but better than nothing.
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Post by: Pissy F Benny on October 22, 2021, 11:05:45 AM
you get to sample if it's gimped trash before spending your hard earned ;)
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Post by: Pissy F Benny on October 22, 2021, 12:13:36 PM
I think theres a 60/40 chance that I would have bought the collection, played one of them for 10 mins and decided that the PS2 GTA's are best left in my memory :trumps

especially if they butcher the soundtracks :scust
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Post by: Beezy on October 25, 2021, 11:20:50 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tgn8VOv9dc0
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Post by: Pissy F Benny on October 25, 2021, 11:30:10 AM
isn't the campaign coming out next year tho :thinking
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Post by: Don Rumata on October 25, 2021, 10:06:57 PM
So is it coop or not?
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Post by: HardcoreRetro on October 26, 2021, 05:19:16 AM
Not at launch is how they phrased it. So it might come later.

"Halo Infinite will revolve around a "season" philosophy of regular updates, each lasting "about three months." Staten says that his team is "targeting" a campaign co-op launch with Infinite's second season, followed by another delayed feature coming in the game's third season: the "Forge" customization suite."

Halo as a live service I guess.
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Post by: Don Rumata on October 26, 2021, 07:25:48 AM
I can't fathom playing Halo not in coop, tbh.
I'll probably wait it out then.
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Post by: Pissy F Benny on October 26, 2021, 11:21:17 AM
so its the co-op campaign coming three (more like 6 :teehee) months after launch, i'm pretty sure the article i read the other day said it was the full (single player and co-op) campaign coming later and it would be multiplayer only at launch  :confused

Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: demi on October 26, 2021, 11:54:50 AM
Yes co-op is later unfortunately, so I have zero interest in the game until then
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: Nintex on October 26, 2021, 05:00:01 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tgn8VOv9dc0
Seems like HALO meets Far Cry. It doesn't look exciting at all.  :yeshrug
Title: Re: XBOX GamePass ~*OT*~ best service, best console (now with EA Play)
Post by: Pissy F Benny on October 26, 2021, 05:02:50 PM
on the contrary, thats the most interested I've ever been in Halo ;)