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.
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There have been 23 items by The Linguist (Search limited from 20-July 18)
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).
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
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.
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.
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 -
Another Morricone classic, famous from Will Forte locker room skit on SNL :
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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)).