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#14181416 XBL Deals - Y's Origin, Layers of Fear, Grip, more | Platformers, F2P...

Posted by The Linguist on 24 June 2019 - 02:14 AM in Video Game Deals

Anyone else having issues with Bing searches not registering?

 

Do you mean the punchcard with searches over 3 days? I've done that every day for about a week and not a single one has registered.




#14180654 XBL Deals - Y's Origin, Layers of Fear, Grip, more | Platformers, F2P...

Posted by The Linguist on 21 June 2019 - 06:55 PM in Video Game Deals

I Gotta admit, Game Pass and the rewards quests are probably the greatest motivator I've ever had to start and finish games. I Feel like one of those commercials where I get paid to play games, except, you know, the pay is worse. Much worse.

Yeah. I bought The Turing Test over a year ago but hadn't played it until last night when I started it for the ID@Xbox quest. It's a fun Portal-like (so far).




#14180653 XBL Deals - Y's Origin, Layers of Fear, Grip, more | Platformers, F2P...

Posted by The Linguist on 21 June 2019 - 06:49 PM in Video Game Deals

I also got the free spin but I can't get it to "not" charge me.

 

Same here. 




#14169372 CAGcast #592: CaG Clan

Posted by The Linguist on 28 May 2019 - 09:35 PM in CAGcast Archive

Does Cheapy really call acorns, "egg-corns"?

 

Yes, please address this on the next CAGcast. This word is a famous example of a kind of reanalysis that's actually very common in English (and other languages) where the make-up of a word is reconceived as deriving from something else. For the back story on this word and others, check out: http://eggcorns.lascribe.net 




#14146938 XBL Deals - Y's Origin, Layers of Fear, Grip, more | Platformers, F2P...

Posted by The Linguist on 25 March 2019 - 03:00 AM in Video Game Deals

I'm thinking about giving Just Cause a try. I played a couple of hours of JC2 but didn't get very far. Is there any reason to play 3 or should I just jump to 4? I know that 4 didn't review well but it seems like that's mostly b/c people felt it was more of the same. I have Game Pass so price isn't a factor.




#14139030 XBL Deals - Y's Origin, Layers of Fear, Grip, more | Platformers, F2P...

Posted by The Linguist on 06 March 2019 - 02:12 AM in Video Game Deals

So I have a funny bug on Crackdown where the enemies don't move their legs when running around. Anyone else get this? It carries over from load to load also.

 

Yeah I've seen this. They move like electric football players (the old school buzzing board kind). It's not a constant thing but seems to pop up in fire fights.




#14110864 XBL Deals - 2018

Posted by The Linguist on 27 December 2018 - 06:42 PM in Video Game Deals

Got the $5 e-mail last night but the offer was expired already (30 minutes after I received it).

 

Same thing happened to me.




#14107701 XBL Deals - 2018

Posted by The Linguist on 21 December 2018 - 05:02 AM in Video Game Deals

Has Cuphead ever been on Game Pass? It feels like one that might show up there eventually if it hasn't already.




#14106690 XBL Deals - 2018

Posted by The Linguist on 19 December 2018 - 03:55 PM in Video Game Deals

Definitely check out the movies too, if you like spaghetti westerns. Think Blazing Saddles without as much Mel Brooks-style raunchiness and fourth wall breaks. And Ennio Morricone--who inspired Kubrick to let music define scenes in all of his greatest movies--wrote a good number of their songs.

 

Pretty sure you can watch the Trinity trilogy on Youtube for free. Probably their best movies. Surprised they were brought back as a game, to be honest.

 

EDIT: Here's My Name Is Nobody with Henry Fonda -

 

Spoiler

 

Another Morricone classic, famous from Will Forte locker room skit on SNL : 




#14094089 XBL Deals - 2018

Posted by The Linguist on 28 November 2018 - 03:20 PM in Video Game Deals

Still haven’t got my last punch and my Xbox rewards app is acting weird it had some pop up earlier that I don’t remember what it said and now it just popped up saying to go into my settings on my Xbox and change my location wtf.

 

I got that message too a few days ago. When I went into the settings, everything was set right. So I just backed out.




#14093846 XBL Deals - 2018

Posted by The Linguist on 28 November 2018 - 01:47 AM in Video Game Deals

Finally got the last punch on the Game Pass punch card. The October games one was the hold-out. I ended up playing 5 different games (Split/Second, Lego Indy, Metro 2033, Shantae, Outlast) for an achievement or two in order to get the damn thing to count. I'm still having nightmares about Outlast (and Shantae). 




#14092884 XBL Deals - 2018

Posted by The Linguist on 26 November 2018 - 11:12 PM in Video Game Deals

Any ideas why Hellblade has a 10GB update?

 

I was wondering the same thing. Maybe the HDR support that the PC version got recently?




#14091463 XBL Deals - 2018

Posted by The Linguist on 25 November 2018 - 03:47 PM in Video Game Deals

I got an email the other day, it had a panel about this, so I clicked it and it took me to a page showing I had apparently cleared the first two sections, and saying to clear the badlands do some more steps. How do I see if those last three steps registered as done? I did the quiz about deserts, earned way more than the required gamerscore this month, but I never actually log in on my xbox since its set for automatic. There is Never any info about this mission on the bing app, nor on the xbox rewards app. It did show up one single time on the bing app immediatly after I did the desert quiz step, a small panel with tiny checkmarks all greened out, but since then it's been gone.

 

It might be that you completed the Bad Lands. You should have gotten 2500 points and there will be a reward (3 months of Game Pass for 0 points) in the Redeem section. The number of days needed for the 20 days of Live login doesn't show on the Rewards app on the xbox. I only see that when I go to the site in a regular browser.




#14091157 XBL Deals - 2018

Posted by The Linguist on 25 November 2018 - 02:36 AM in Video Game Deals

Finally got thru the Bad Lands; seems like it was only counting about every other Live login toward the 20. Thanks to posters in this thread for the heads-up about finding the Game Pass reward in the Redeem section.




#14088231 XBL Deals - 2018

Posted by The Linguist on 22 November 2018 - 03:55 AM in Video Game Deals

I saw someone mention this some pages back, but there was a Game Pass punch card worth 5000 points.  I just recently finished the Badlands things and got my free 3 month game pass.  I never have, and still have not seen after redeeming, a way to begin the game pass punch card. 

 

I looked in the rewards app on xbox one (where they have those 5 point links ) and I looked under the game pass page as well.  I also checked where it says all quests, and they seem to change every few days but are there any other ways to access this punch card or are they gone after a certain time?  I know it runs until the end of the month.  If anyone knows of another way to access this, or where if I'm blind to it, it would be a big help to me and anyone else who hasn't completed it yet.  Thanks in advance.  

 

The Game Pass punch card only appears in the Rewards app on the console for me. I wonder if you're not getting it b/c you didn't have Game Pass when the offer began.




#14087057 XBL Deals - 2018

Posted by The Linguist on 21 November 2018 - 04:25 AM in Video Game Deals

Update on the Game Pass punch card: When I logged in tonight, I had punches for FH4 and for the ID@Xbox game (Rime) even though I did both of those after the others.




#14086779 XBL Deals - 2018

Posted by The Linguist on 20 November 2018 - 10:53 PM in Video Game Deals

it's been about a week and my split/second achievement still hasn't tracked on the punchcard nor has the Abzu one from Friday. I might be looking for someone to trade online wins later if anyone is interested, probably the easiest unobtained achievement I have left in it. 

 

None of mine have been tracked on the punchcard either. I did Split/Second, FH4, Halo MCC, & Rime.




#14086133 XBL Deals - 2018

Posted by The Linguist on 20 November 2018 - 02:48 AM in Video Game Deals

If you have Game Pass, I recommend checking out Rime. I booted it up just to get an achievement for the punchcard and ended up playing the whole thing. It's not a long game, like 6 hours or so. It def takes some inspiration from Ico but thankfully no helpless companion along for the ride. Puzzles are fun though not super challenging. Platforming isn't frustrating cuz you always respawn more or less right where you died. 




#14084120 XBL Deals - 2018

Posted by The Linguist on 17 November 2018 - 07:29 PM in Video Game Deals

I have a question about the current Game Pass quest. When unlocking the necessary achievements do/did you launch each game from the punch card in the Rewards app or just launch each game as usual (from the Dashboard or Games and Apps)?

 

I unlocked an achievement in Split/Second and it hasn't checked off yet. I see the tracking can be delayed several days, just wondering how everybody experience has been.

 

I'm not sure how you would launch them from the punch card but I guess you mean pull them up in the MS store and launch them from there. I didn't do that but maybe I should since my achievements in Split/Second, Forza 4, and Halo MCC haven't checked off yet.




#14075560 XBL Deals - 2018

Posted by The Linguist on 04 November 2018 - 05:39 PM in Video Game Deals

Joined Game Pass (for 3 months at least) and decided to start with Halo MCC. I thought I'd just check out the first level of CE to see how the updated graphics look, but now I'm 6 levels in. Anyway, once again I'm struck by how much variety they packed into the game for the time and by how bad the Forerunners were at architecture.




#14071916 XBL Deals - 2018

Posted by The Linguist on 28 October 2018 - 02:13 PM in Video Game Deals

Have you tried on an Xbox 360?  If you don't have one, I'd be willing to loan you my services.

 

I thought about that, and may dust off the 360 to give it a try. I'll contact MS customer service first. I still haven't gotten resolution of the Rewards points issue I raised with them 3 days ago (can't complete Moon Gate b/c it won't count my Live logins).




#14071764 XBL Deals - 2018

Posted by The Linguist on 28 October 2018 - 02:07 AM in Video Game Deals

Anyone else having trouble claiming Hitman: Blood Money as a Gold game? I've been trying for several days. I've tried on my Xbox One, on the Xbox app for iOS, and through 2 different browsers on my laptop, and every time I get a "Your purchase cannot be completed at this time" message. I had no trouble claiming the XboxOne games with gold this month but I seem to run into glitches with 360 games pretty often. And, yes, I have a credit card linked to the account.




#14058221 XBL Deals - 2018

Posted by The Linguist on 26 September 2018 - 02:48 AM in Video Game Deals

Are there any repercussions for letting my Xbl subscription lapse? I'm about 1k short from cashing in the 12 month reward on Bing and won't make it by October 1st.

 

Are you sure you can't get 1K points in time? I earn 440 a day just doing the 3 things on the browser dashboard and the bing searches (on my laptop (150 points) and phone (100 points)).