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#7051 Barry Burton

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 08:54 PM

what's the deal with microsoft points being fazed out? does this mean we have to spend our leftover points as soon as possible so they don't go to waste?

#7052 rapsodist

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 08:57 PM

what's the deal with microsoft points being fazed out? does this mean we have to spend our leftover points as soon as possible so they don't go to waste?


I'm sure they'll just convert remaining points balances to display real-world currency instead.

#7053 Chrono Gear

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 09:31 PM

what's the deal with microsoft points being fazed out? does this mean we have to spend our leftover points as soon as possible so they don't go to waste?


It's a persistent rumor that has never been substantiated (that I know of-unless something new has come up recently?) I wouldn't worry about it until we hear something a little more substantial than hearsay. If it does happen your points balance would be converted over or they would have to give you a refund of your money.

#7054 bardockkun

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 09:43 PM

The only update to that rumor is Windows 8 will be adding the option to pay with cash instead of points.
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#7055 dirtyvu

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 09:54 PM

what's the deal with microsoft points being fazed out? does this mean we have to spend our leftover points as soon as possible so they don't go to waste?


there's nothing saying that it's being phased out. just more rumors. The Verge's article only shows Windows 8 having real money as the default payment option for buying movies/rentals. Having points as the alternative payment doesn't mean it's being phased out.

In fact, Microsoft just partnered with Coinstar to convert change to points. Seems silly if they're just going to phase it out.

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#7056 Dthib87

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 09:58 PM

omg GoD defaults to credit card payments! MS POINTS being phased out!!!!! Oh wait... that never happened.

#7057 tylerh1701

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 10:14 PM

Of course you're gonna get a lot of dashboard updates if you're in the beta. You should never be shocked, surprised, or appalled by this. :p It's been crazy annoying about me verifying my security, and I can't seem to purge a particular email address from my Xbox profile no matter what I do, but other than that the beta's been smooth sailing for me. My game library loads a hell of a lot faster, and I haven't noticed anything else being more sluggish than usual. The library loading was really the only thing that ever bothered me.


I don't remember having nearly this many dashboard updates in the last dashboard beta I was in, but maybe I'm remembering incorrectly.

Also glad to see that I wasn't the only one rolling my eyes at the most recent rumor of the demise of MS points. The reason they used to generate that rumor didn't even make sense.

I also can't believe how many people want to see the points go. They clearly aren't versed in the ways of CAG.

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#7058 FriskyTanuki

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 10:15 PM

The only update to that rumor is Windows 8 will be adding the option to pay with cash instead of points.

I would love to have that option for everything on Xbox Live.

The only thing I don't like about the dashboard beta is that they don't use the beta channel for news/changelogs like you'd expect when you see what's there. Every year's beta goes by and they do next to nothing with it.


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#7059 Dthib87

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 10:23 PM

I don't remember having nearly this many dashboard updates in the last dashboard beta I was in, but maybe I'm remembering incorrectly.

Also glad to see that I wasn't the only one rolling my eyes at the most recent rumor of the demise of MS points. The reason they used to generate that rumor didn't even make sense.

I also can't believe how many people want to see the points go. They clearly aren't versed in the ways of CAG.


my purchases on xbox live would be reduced drastically if points went away. the people who hate msp just dont know how to get them cheap. 30 to 40% off the points + xbox live deals combo are pretty much the only reason i even spend money on xbox live.

#7060 dark_inchworm

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 10:43 PM

I don't remember having nearly this many dashboard updates in the last dashboard beta I was in, but maybe I'm remembering incorrectly.


Nah, I will concede that it seems like this dash is being updated more frequently than last year's beta dashboard. I would consider that a good thing.

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#7061 harry hood

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 11:26 PM

Any thoughts on Rise of the Martian Bear and The Lost Hobo King DLC?


#7062 Brother Daz

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 11:28 PM

Any thoughts on Rise of the Martian Bear and The Lost Hobo King DLC?

Rise if the Martian Bear is good but tough. It also adds a bunch of higher level gear.

#7063 tylerh1701

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 11:29 PM

Any thoughts on Rise of the Martian Bear and The Lost Hobo King DLC?


Rise of the Martian Bear practically begs to be played co-op, the levels are borderline unbeatable solo from my personal experiences and what I've read. So if you're just going to solo it, I'd think twice.

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#7064 Zonic505

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 11:42 PM

Any thoughts on Rise of the Martian Bear and The Lost Hobo King DLC?

The Lost Hobo King is pretty much more of the same, which isn't a bad thing. It'll probably take about 2 to 3 hours to complete, but it's decent enough to warrant the price, especially with achievements.
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#7065 goodbyetonight

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 11:53 PM

Alright, you guys sold me on Costume Quest. I suppose I'll get the Stacking DLC while I'm at it.

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#7066 harry hood

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 12:09 AM

Rise of the Martian Bear practically begs to be played co-op, the levels are borderline unbeatable solo from my personal experiences and what I've read. So if you're just going to solo it, I'd think twice.

It's not too hard to find a random to play with online though, is it?


#7067 PrarieD0G

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 12:46 AM

Sure you can find people, but usually they all want to play the unlimited mode. If anyone wants to play through the actual levels of Iron Brigade with me, shoot me a msg or friend request on XBL.

I already own all the Double Fine stuff (all great, buy it ALL, even the DLC lol), so I guess I'll get Swarm for 200, even though I don't need it. :P Sort of tempted on Mercury Hg and Quarrel as well, but they seem like they would work better as mobile (iPhone) games.

#7068 tylerh1701

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 12:48 AM

It's not too hard to find a random to play with online though, is it?


I didn't have much luck with it, I actually only ever found one group of 3 when playing online, and they were just doing survival. It's definitely not one of my favorite games, so I only looked for others online maybe 3 separate times, so I'm probably not the best to answer that question.

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#7069 dark_inchworm

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 01:09 AM

Sure you can find people, but usually they all want to play the unlimited mode. If anyone wants to play through the actual levels of Iron Brigade with me, shoot me a msg or friend request on XBL.


I added you last time the game was on sale but never pressed you to play... oops!

The Martian Bear levels are hard as hell, but they can be done solo. If you're willing to endure a whole lotta pain, anyway.

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#7070 wampa8jedi

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 01:26 AM

Definitely grabbing Quarrel, Swarm, Mercury HG and Iron Brigade... can't decide about the expansions for both Toy Soliders games (won codes for both games + the Kaiser expansion, but have never actually booted them up!) and Iron Brigade (haven't tried it)...
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#7071 FriskyTanuki

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 01:31 AM

It's a shame that there won't be a Costume Quest 2 about the kids' adventures during the next Halloween.


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#7072 dark_inchworm

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 02:05 AM

It's a shame that there won't be a Costume Quest 2 about the kids' adventures during the next Halloween.


That would be awesome. Or maybe a Christmas Quest?

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#7073 rapsodist

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 02:32 AM

It's a shame that there won't be a Costume Quest 2 about the kids' adventures during the next Halloween.


Are you just lamenting the fact that there isn't a Costume Quest 2, or have they actually said that there won't be a sequel?

#7074 FriskyTanuki

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 02:36 AM

Are you just lamenting the fact that there isn't a Costume Quest 2, or have they actually said that there won't be a sequel?

There won't be a sequel since the lead for the original left Double Fine.

That would be awesome. Or maybe a Christmas Quest?

Grubbins on Ice was basically that.


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#7075 CAiNiAC

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 03:18 AM

Are you just lamenting the fact that there isn't a Costume Quest 2, or have they actually said that there won't be a sequel?


Double Fine never does sequels. They've expressly stated that time and time again.

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#7076 billydeewilliams

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 03:32 AM

damn adventure time avatar items have arrived. need more points :/

#7077 Tsel

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 03:35 AM

Double Fine never does sequels. They've expressly stated that time and time again.


They're working on a sequel to one of their games (Happy Action Theater) as we speak...

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#7078 Crono-00

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 03:59 AM

It figures, certain Call of Duty zombie map packs got confirmed for eligibility for October's featured reward offer after they were no longer on sale [reference link forthcoming on the rewards thread, Resurrection I believe qualifies]. Fortunately, I am not too distraught over that. The other "of course," is my inability to remove my other payment option through the website, now that my $1 for 1 month is over (I just renewed with a 12-month card). I feel it is so convenient their "system is temporary unavailable due to technical reasons" while I am sure they are eager to get new payment options from me.


It's a shame that there won't be a Costume Quest 2 about the kids' adventures during the next Halloween.


I had thought the Grubbins on Ice DLC (Christmas) set up potential stories with Valentines Day (chocolates) to be its next DLC with maybe Easter (marshmallow peeps) following that. Alas with the departure of the creator and main lead, the original vision is no longer there to follow through. I loved the game, while simplistic by play mechanics, it's all about the charm. I think that is what separates Double Fine games from the rest. If you were to strip out all the charm of fresh scenarios/locales/characters (say moving generic indiscernible cubes along flat planes minus dialogue), I'd think less of the actual games Double Fine makes, but we are blessed with humor, story, and flavorful dialogue which makes them fine experiences.



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#7079 rapsodist

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 04:06 AM

There won't be a sequel since the lead for the original left Double Fine.

Grubbins on Ice was basically that.


Double Fine never does sequels. They've expressly stated that time and time again.


I'm sad to hear both pieces of info. I was really hoping for a CQ sequel!

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 04:08 AM

Anyone else getting worms revolution?