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#391 Felder71   I am Iron Gland! CAGiversary!   934 Posts   Joined 13.9 Years Ago  

Posted 09 July 2013 - 09:21 PM

For anyone with the beta, if you go to commerce.microsoft.com, have your points been converted to a cash amount there as well, or is it just what you see on the Xbox?


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#392 B-Man   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   140 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

Posted 09 July 2013 - 09:26 PM

I just bought a SanDisk Cruzer Fit 32GB from Amazon. Formated on the Xbox and it states and the Xbox reports it meets it's performance guidelines. A little slow to write but reading is fast. The selling feature for me was it's size. It fit's behind my original Xbox 360's USB door so no USB stick out the front. Going to get a second one when my hard drive inevitably fills up again. 

 

http://www.amazon.co...ASIN=B00812F7O8

 

Hmm, I find this very interesting.  We're talking about the original, "fat" Xbox 360 here, right?  The one with only two front USB ports and one rear port (and no built-in wi-fi)?

 

The reason I'm surprised is that there is a user review for this drive on Amazon which specifically states that it did not completely clear the USB cover on his "original Xbox 360."



#393 Cleaner7   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3350 Posts   Joined 12.5 Years Ago  

Posted 09 July 2013 - 09:27 PM

For anyone with the beta, if you go to commerce.microsoft.com, have your points been converted to a cash amount there as well, or is it just what you see on the Xbox?

 

Mine shows the dollar amount. My transactions show my points have been migrated and I received an email saying the MSP were retired and the converted amount would expire in one year.



#394 bardockkun   Porn, Kitsch And Firearms CAGiversary!   11644 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 July 2013 - 09:29 PM

Touché.

Believe me, I remember. I Remember getting those Vision Cam sets that came with Gold, headset and two games for like $15 or $20. Those were some good times. It's also when I found out four years is the limit on how much Gold you can have.

 

Man, this site reminds me how old and cheap I am...


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#395 whitereflection   Shake well before serving CAGiversary!   4861 Posts   Joined 13.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 July 2013 - 09:36 PM

I don't see why it can't happen. When CAG was being upgraded recently, buy.com was selling XBL memberships for $20. I don't remember if they were digital or physical, but they obviously don't come in clamshell packaging anymore.

#396 Liquid-Swords   Deal Hunter CAGiversary!   215 Posts   Joined 13.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 July 2013 - 09:49 PM

I think its BS if our points to dollars expire in a year. Hopefully someone sues them or something.

#397 muzzymate   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   90 Posts   Joined 12.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 July 2013 - 09:51 PM

Hmm, I find this very interesting.  We're talking about the original, "fat" Xbox 360 here, right?  The one with only two front USB ports and one rear port (and no built-in wi-fi)?

 

The reason I'm surprised is that there is a user review for this drive on Amazon which specifically states that it did not completely clear the USB cover on his "original Xbox 360."

 

Yeah, the original white Xbox 360 with 1 USB in the back, 2 in the front. 2007-era machine. The Sandisk Cruzer Fit 32GB definitely fits if you take the faceplate off, plug the USB drive in, and then put the faceplate back on. My USB door is taped shut because the metal hinge broke. Below is a picture of the little guy plugged in. Once inserted, it's thinner than my finger. Not sure why the reviewer thought it was too big. 

 

http://imgur.com/otGAjZY



#398 skonson   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   493 Posts   Joined 5.2 Years Ago  

Posted 09 July 2013 - 09:51 PM

Nothing for me this week so I picked of Brothers In Arms as I've never played another gearbox game other than Borderlands and wanted to see what their roots were like.

Just a quick note to anyone who bought XCOM in the recent sale. Amazing game but definitely unforgiving. Lost my favorite guy in a battle and quit the game to try to load an autosave so he wouldn't be dead. Anyways, the game happens to be the only game I've playe in recent memory that doesn't have an autosave function automatically enabled. You need to manually select it from the options menu. Lost about 3 hours of play. Don't want anyone else to go through the same thing.

#399 skonson   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   493 Posts   Joined 5.2 Years Ago  

Posted 09 July 2013 - 09:54 PM

I think its BS if our points to dollars expire in a year. Hopefully someone sues them or something.


I know it's a different industry, but Air Canada just sent me an email on how they've reversed their point expiration policy. Hopefully MS will do an Xbox 180 on this. Or better yet, hopefully they'll do some mega sales that take away all your points the proper way, by getting you some cheap good games!

#400 bardockkun   Porn, Kitsch And Firearms CAGiversary!   11644 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 July 2013 - 10:01 PM

I don't see why it can't happen. When CAG was being upgraded recently, buy.com was selling XBL memberships for $20. I don't remember if they were digital or physical, but they obviously don't come in clamshell packaging anymore.

I Don't think the problem will be finding deals on Gold still, since we got that $10 MSRP mark up for...well, really no reason and all that profit goes straight to Microsoft and it transfers over no problem. That and not like they'll be changing the pricing structure on that in the forseeable future, but points are a different matter since they barely go on sale as is unless there's some kinda gift card promotion that gets exploited. Meanwhile with points, Microsoft only gets part of the share while depending on what's spent the publisher gets a fix too.

 

I think its BS if our points to dollars expire in a year. Hopefully someone sues them or something.

The amount of people with MS points that can't be spent in less then a year is few and far between, that and I'm sure if you read the fine print Microsoft has ways of protecting their asses from such stupid lawsuits.


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#401 B-Man   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   140 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

Posted 09 July 2013 - 10:04 PM

Yeah, the original white Xbox 360 with 1 USB in the back, 2 in the front. 2007-era machine. The Sandisk Cruzer Fit 32GB definitely fits if you take the faceplate off, plug the USB drive in, and then put the faceplate back on. My USB door is taped shut because the metal hinge broke. Below is a picture of the little guy plugged in. Once inserted, it's thinner than my finger. Not sure why the reviewer thought it was too big. 

 

http://imgur.com/otGAjZY

 

Oh, I see.  The reviewer probably just tried pushing it through the flap and not removing the faceplate.  In fact, I probably would have done the same.  Until you mentioned it just now, I forgot that these old 360's even had removable faceplates.

 

Thanks for the info!  This makes these flash drives even more appealing now.  If the new dashboard update doesn't increase the total extra storage space allowed like last year's did, then I will definitely look into buying one or two of the 32GB Cruzer Fits.



#402 MagmaOasis   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   181 Posts   Joined 5.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 July 2013 - 11:26 PM

Does anyone know if bing rewards is still being... ermm... EXTREMELY generous if you redeem for a month of live? ;)



#403 Mr. Sax Appeal   Breesus CAGiversary!   169 Posts   Joined 6.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 July 2013 - 11:41 PM

After making a few last minute purchases this morning at work, my total haul is

 

Borderlands 2

Lego Batman 2

Divinity 2 DKS

Brothers in Arms BiB

Borderlands 2 Psycho Bandit

BL2 Creature Slaughterdome

 

 

This week I'll pick up both Dishonored DLCs, and if I decide I'll buy MGR anytime soon, I'll get that DLC as well.



#404 sicsonic   100% Natural Good Time Family Band Solution Silenced   663 Posts   Joined 5.4 Years Ago  

Posted 10 July 2013 - 12:33 AM

For anyone with the beta, if you go to commerce.microsoft.com, have your points been converted to a cash amount there as well, or is it just what you see on the Xbox?


I wouldn't know, I can't check my Commerce page FOR ANOTHER MONTH. Thanks Microsoft. Some stupid shit about how I changed my security info, now I'm locked out of my account for a month? TALK ABOUT COMPLETE BULLSH*T. I'm pissed off. I don't care what kind of account it is, this should NEVER happen.
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#405 Sir Sleeps A-lot   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   370 Posts   Joined 5.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 10 July 2013 - 12:36 AM

I Wonder could you buy stuff from the microsoft store with the migrated points



#406 sicsonic   100% Natural Good Time Family Band Solution Silenced   663 Posts   Joined 5.4 Years Ago  

Posted 10 July 2013 - 12:51 AM

Also, they charge tax on every downloadable game now. Meaning, if they changed your 800 points into $10, you can put that $10 towards a $10 game and then u still have to pay tax too.

That's incredibly annoying.
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#407 skonson   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   493 Posts   Joined 5.2 Years Ago  

Posted 10 July 2013 - 01:10 AM

Is anyone still having issues downloading Forza Horizon? I'm getting a weird error code when I go to download it. I know it was mentioned in the previous thread that a few people had this issue. Did anyone figure out how to resolve it?



#408 Jaashua   BANNED CAGiversary!   2144 Posts   Joined 4.6 Years Ago  

Posted 10 July 2013 - 01:12 AM

I was so looking forward to 400 days. Big disappointment. Of course I played all of the first "episode" at once instead of each dlc a couple of months apart. Idk if that matters. It was way to short for "400" days. If you havent bought it yet id wait on it. For right now it just seemed like a cash grab.

#409 Glass_Ghost_0   [Title Not Selected] CAGiversary!   2728 Posts   Joined 5.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 10 July 2013 - 01:26 AM

I was so looking forward to 400 days. Big disappointment. Of course I played all of the first "episode" at once instead of each dlc a couple of months apart. Idk if that matters. It was way to short for "400" days. If you havent bought it yet id wait on it. For right now it just seemed like a cash grab.

I found 400 days to be excellent. If you liked Season 1 you should like 400 days.

 

It's not meant to be as big as any of the episodes so far. It just bridges Season 1 and 2. It's filled with nods and connections between each story and overall worked very well imo.

 

I guess to each his own though


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#410 Glass_Ghost_0   [Title Not Selected] CAGiversary!   2728 Posts   Joined 5.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 10 July 2013 - 01:28 AM


Brothers in Arms BiB

Brothers in Arms BiB? lol

 

Hell's Highway


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#411 Elite49   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   56 Posts   Joined 4.6 Years Ago  

Posted 10 July 2013 - 01:43 AM

Also, they charge tax on every downloadable game now. Meaning, if they changed your 800 points into $10, you can put that $10 towards a $10 game and then u still have to pay tax too.

That's incredibly annoying.

Games are $9.99 the $10.00 will cover it at least in the States. Just bought some DLC and game and it was fine with my 1200 MSP I had before.



#412 Confucius   Corporate Shill CAGiversary!   16253 Posts   Joined 9.3 Years Ago  

Posted 10 July 2013 - 01:45 AM

Also, they charge tax on every downloadable game now. Meaning, if they changed your 800 points into $10, you can put that $10 towards a $10 game and then u still have to pay tax too.

That's incredibly annoying.


This is all microsofts fault because they make so much money on the tax. Someone should sue them!

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Good to know about the expiration of dollars. I'll have to ditch some physical games for GoD then.

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#413 icarusmight   What it do! CAGiversary!   896 Posts   Joined 10.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 10 July 2013 - 02:55 AM

Picked up Knife of Dunwall. Thanks for the updates OP.

#414 snakeybro   Banned Banned   9668 Posts   Joined 4.2 Years Ago  

Posted 10 July 2013 - 03:03 AM

i wonder what game is comin on xbla tomorrow. must be a crappy one i guess


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#415 FurryCurry   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1791 Posts   Joined 11.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 10 July 2013 - 03:42 AM

Anyone ever play the Metal Gear Rising DLC for Jetstream Sam? I wonder if it's even worth the discount.


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#416 snakeybro   Banned Banned   9668 Posts   Joined 4.2 Years Ago  

Posted 10 July 2013 - 03:51 AM

Anyone ever play the Metal Gear Rising DLC for Jetstream Sam? I wonder if it's even worth the discount.

I beat it. Its ok but nothin different really.


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#417 phantom4   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   126 Posts   Joined 13.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 10 July 2013 - 05:29 AM

what are peoples thoughts on "battle: los angeles"


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#418 im_dany   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   1120 Posts   Joined 4.7 Years Ago  

Posted 10 July 2013 - 06:07 AM

The conversion is so bad.. 400MSP now are both 4.99€/$, right? And then why are 80=1€ but more than 1$?

Today I'm going to redeem 800MSP and see what they add



#419 Lurkee   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   72 Posts   Joined 7.9 Years Ago  

Posted 10 July 2013 - 06:13 AM

I think its BS if our points to dollars expire in a year. Hopefully someone sues them or something.

 

Seriously. What is this nonsense? This transition was supposed to be what a lot of people wanted (not me, because I always got deals on Microsoft Points), and yet somehow, Microsoft is able to fudge up something that's supposed to be PR positive. Someone should write a business book on Microsoft about what not to do, honestly.

 

 

 

I Wonder could you buy stuff from the microsoft store with the migrated points

 

I was wondering this myself, and tried checking the Microsoft Store, but I'm not sure where I can check my balance. I tried randomly checking out with an item, and I only had regular payment options.



#420 MagmaOasis   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   181 Posts   Joined 5.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 10 July 2013 - 06:42 AM

what are peoples thoughts on "battle: los angeles"

It's very meh. It's an extremely basic FPS. Not great graphics or some great story. Just straight up FPS action. So if you like the genre you should enjoy it.