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« Reply #720 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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« Reply #721 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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« Reply #722 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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« Reply #723 on: January 16, 2021, 11:17:48 PM »
Yeah nice environs. It's about 2 hours long iirc
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« Reply #724 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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« Reply #725 on: January 17, 2021, 03:19:47 PM »
I liked the cat sequence, totes adorbs
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« Reply #727 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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« Reply #728 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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« Reply #729 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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« Reply #730 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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« Reply #731 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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« Reply #732 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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« Reply #733 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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« Reply #734 on: January 18, 2021, 08:40:11 PM »
Is it even worth playing though? lol. Might scoop it
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« Reply #735 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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« Reply #736 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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« Reply #737 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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« Reply #738 on: January 19, 2021, 09:32:26 AM »
I beat Call of the Sea last night. It's a comfy Lovecraft walking-sim.

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« Reply #739 on: January 19, 2021, 11:45:17 AM »
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« Reply #740 on: January 19, 2021, 12:12:32 PM »
Great stuff

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« Reply #741 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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« Reply #742 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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« Reply #743 on: January 19, 2021, 02:29:52 PM »
Donut COunty is cool beans

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« Reply #744 on: January 19, 2021, 03:14:03 PM »
Desperados III  :lawd

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« Reply #745 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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« Reply #746 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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« Reply #747 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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« Reply #748 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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« Reply #749 on: January 19, 2021, 08:27:15 PM »
I liked Donut County
So does my mom

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« Reply #750 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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« Reply #751 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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« Reply #752 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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« Reply #753 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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« Reply #754 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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« Reply #755 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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« Reply #756 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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« Reply #757 on: January 22, 2021, 02:20:07 PM »

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« Reply #758 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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« Reply #759 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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« Reply #760 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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« Reply #761 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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« Reply #763 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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« Reply #764 on: January 23, 2021, 01:58:53 AM »
Glad they changed their mind, this shit made no sense.

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« Reply #765 on: January 23, 2021, 04:45:52 AM »
Phil Spencer should resign in shame  :ufup
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« Reply #766 on: January 24, 2021, 12:42:17 AM »
I want free video games
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« Reply #767 on: January 24, 2021, 05:43:28 PM »
We got a thread for that my dude. 8)
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« Reply #769 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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« Reply #770 on: January 26, 2021, 09:58:10 AM »
If you wanna cyber right now, Cyber Shadow is on GP.
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« Reply #771 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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« Reply #772 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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« Reply #773 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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« Reply #774 on: January 28, 2021, 08:47:43 PM »
Played the first 30 minutes of The Medium. Bloober Team actually got a budget omg

And its still a technical blunder. Game goes from looking great to downright sloppy.

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« Reply #775 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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« Reply #776 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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« Reply #777 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

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« Reply #778 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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« Reply #779 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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