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#5101 blueweltall   Kill the Batman CAGiversary!   6824 Posts   Joined 16.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 06 June 2014 - 02:58 AM

Third parties games ports to PC all the time. Not so sure why this is a big deal now.



#5102 Spybreak9   $exy Game Scholar CAGiversary!   9435 Posts   Joined 14.4 Years Ago  

Posted 06 June 2014 - 03:16 AM

Honestly I just find it funny how people have been saying for the last several months Microsoft wants to kill PC gaming, and how Sony backs it stronger than Microsoft like when the PS4's controller worked from the get go.
Now Microsoft is apparently starting to push more of it's exclusive (And funded) games to PC, and the internet blows up with talk about them giving away exclusives, not caring about Xbox, etc etc.

Seriously, Microsoft could announce dollar bill dispenser on Xbox One.

Oh come on, who uses cash anymore, gawd useless paper, plus I could just go to anywhere that has an ATM to get money, pssh. Microsoft isn't a gaming console, it's an ATM now.

/hysterical example

#5103 LostMyNarbles  

LostMyNarbles

Posted 06 June 2014 - 05:09 AM

Forza 5 and the Car Pass have been updated for Games With Gold discounts. They're both 33% off making the game $40 and the Car Pass about $34. Not bad discounts but I feel they should have done 50% for at least the game. I know I would have gotten in at $30.

 

Prices are still updating on the store.



#5104 blueweltall   Kill the Batman CAGiversary!   6824 Posts   Joined 16.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 06 June 2014 - 05:40 AM

Wal-Mart has a better deal for Forza 5 $1.99 if it goes through than the game with gold discount.

 

http://www.cheapassg...199-at-walmart/



#5105 LostMyNarbles  

LostMyNarbles

Posted 06 June 2014 - 06:06 AM

Wal-Mart has a better deal for Forza 5 $1.99 if it goes through than the game with gold discount.

 

http://www.cheapassg...199-at-walmart/

That died 5 Minutes after you made your post. Seriously doubt it'll go through anyway.  :-k



#5106 Spybreak9   $exy Game Scholar CAGiversary!   9435 Posts   Joined 14.4 Years Ago  

Posted 06 June 2014 - 04:05 PM

Forza 5 and the Car Pass have been updated for Games With Gold discounts. They're both 33% off making the game $40 and the Car Pass about $34. Not bad discounts but I feel they should have done 50% for at least the game. I know I would have gotten in at $30.

Prices are still updating on the store.


Think I'll be getting that SP with the Live Currency I got from BB today.

#5107 Spybreak9   $exy Game Scholar CAGiversary!   9435 Posts   Joined 14.4 Years Ago  

Posted 06 June 2014 - 06:21 PM

Bit of the DLC will be in the GotY edition but not all compared to the SP.
http://m.joystiq.com...ing-next-month/

#5108 LostMyNarbles  

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Posted 06 June 2014 - 08:46 PM

Fable Anniversary got confirmed for PC...not going to lie kind of annoying that this gets announced for PC before an Xbox One collection. I hope they don't completely over focus on PC here.

#5109 Spybreak9   $exy Game Scholar CAGiversary!   9435 Posts   Joined 14.4 Years Ago  

Posted 06 June 2014 - 09:53 PM

Well the Fable game for Xbox One is Fable Legends. As of now it's only coming out for the Xbox One, not 360, nor PC. It's prob a 2015 title though as we've only just seen a concept trailer.

#5110 chubbyninja1319   Where's my stuff!? CAGiversary!   5467 Posts   Joined 16.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 07 June 2014 - 04:09 AM

An Xbox One collection of the Fable games would be an insta-buy for me.  There are two series that I'm stupid for, Fable and Mass Effect (and maybe Alan Wake)

 

That being said, I HIGHLY doubt Fable Anniversary would port to the X1 outside of some kind of collection.  Microsoft is keen to put high fidelity stuff on their shiny new system, not just any old (in this case, quite literally) game.  They'll get their sales on the 360 with that game. 



#5111 RiPPn  

Posted 07 June 2014 - 08:28 AM

I'm not sure if they get royalties since it's technically their API but pretty much every PC game uses Microsoft's DirectX code, also worth noting they do make money off of Windows licenses.  It would be foolish to say that doesn't contribute anything. I mean pretty much anyone who plans to build a gaming PC is going to get a copy of Windows to go alongside it.

Anyone can make software for Windows and Microsoft doesn't have to know about it and they receive no royalties for it as it's an open platform.  That's why with windows 8 they are pushing the new closed side of Windows, the Apps and App store because they get a cut of all software sold through it.  Also I think the point Deader was trying to make is the more games on Windows the less reason for people to buy an Xbox One, which is the entire point of an exclusive, to get you to buy the platform the software is exclusive too.

 

Their sudden push for PC gaming is actually weird as it would appear they gain almost nothing financially from it as they get no royalties and they can't push Xbox Live service on it either and it takes sales away from a product that offers them these financial benefits.  I almost think this sudden surge is to prevent people from thinking about Steam Machines and moving to Linux as their operating system especially if they use their PC primarily for gaming.



#5112 TimboSliceGB   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   5989 Posts   Joined 9.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 07 June 2014 - 05:34 PM

linux has been around for years not sure how that proves his point



#5113 RiPPn  

Posted 07 June 2014 - 05:49 PM

linux has been around for years not sure how that proves his point

I wasn't making a point I was making a guess, and linux has been around but never pushed by a major company like it is in this case by Valve.



#5114 Renegade Moose   The cake is a lie. CAGiversary!   1064 Posts   Joined 16.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 07 June 2014 - 06:19 PM

Anyone can make software for Windows and Microsoft doesn't have to know about it and they receive no royalties for it as it's an open platform. That's why with windows 8 they are pushing the new closed side of Windows, the Apps and App store because they get a cut of all software sold through it. Also I think the point Deader was trying to make is the more games on Windows the less reason for people to buy an Xbox One, which is the entire point of an exclusive, to get you to buy the platform the software is exclusive too.

Their sudden push for PC gaming is actually weird as it would appear they gain almost nothing financially from it as they get no royalties and they can't push Xbox Live service on it either and it takes sales away from a product that offers them these financial benefits. I almost think this sudden surge is to prevent people from thinking about Steam Machines and moving to Linux as their operating system especially if they use their PC primarily for gaming.

Monitization doesn't just come from receiving a portion of those sales, though I agree their windows marketplace is an attempt to receive a portion of that. They also want to create value in Windows. That comes from adding everything including productivity apps, such as Office, to encouraging game development on their platform. This increases Windows sales. More PCs come bundled with it because that is what is in demand for numerous reasons. Since this is what people are used to at home it also increases the desire to use the same OS at work. Which in turn creates more sales for Microsoft software. Then if you are in the workplace you have the opportunity to sell server software.

#5115 fatmanforlife99   I need a weapon. CAGiversary!   3164 Posts   Joined 15.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 07 June 2014 - 07:59 PM

Xbox One controller works great on Windows 8. I was playing Halo 2 multiplayer, damn that brings back so many great times. If this anniversary edition is true, it better have a MP system that is vey similar to Halo 2.



#5116 basilofbkrst   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1320 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 07 June 2014 - 09:06 PM

I went from PS3 to X1 so I'm super hoping for a collection of even just the single player of the Halos for X1 or PC. 



#5117 Spybreak9   $exy Game Scholar CAGiversary!   9435 Posts   Joined 14.4 Years Ago  

Posted 07 June 2014 - 09:30 PM

The Halo Collection, rumored right around the same time they had judging panels for E3, it's a very strong possibility. They also said last E3 that the Journey starts this year, so that, and then up to Halo 5: Guardians for 2015.

#5118 LostMyNarbles  

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Posted 07 June 2014 - 10:40 PM

Hard to believe E3 is so close I can't wait to see everything that gets announced from both parties. Seems like things have been very quiet on both fronts while third party publishers have been announcing (And delaying) a ton of games. I'm interested to see what Sony and Microsoft have lined up exclusive wise.

 

As far as I know Sony has Drive Club, and Microsoft has Sunset Overdrive and Forza.

I don't own a PS4 but Project Beasts would be a big system seller if it drops this year.



#5119 Spybreak9   $exy Game Scholar CAGiversary!   9435 Posts   Joined 14.4 Years Ago  

Posted 07 June 2014 - 11:21 PM

What have you been smoking, lol there was a deluge of news that came out last week and this week. Friend said well I guess we get racing simulators this year, Drive Club for PS4 and Forza Horizons 2 for Xbox One. There's a lot more than that, many Battlef'nfront! Yeah def excited.

#5120 asspickle   Scandinavian King CAGiversary!   1995 Posts   Joined 8.9 Years Ago  

Posted 07 June 2014 - 11:27 PM

Hard to believe E3 is so close I can't wait to see everything that gets announced from both parties. Seems like things have been very quiet on both fronts while third party publishers have been announcing (And delaying) a ton of games. I'm interested to see what Sony and Microsoft have lined up exclusive wise.

 

As far as I know Sony has Drive Club, and Microsoft has Sunset Overdrive and Forza.

I don't own a PS4 but Project Beasts would be a big system seller if it drops this year.

I feel like MS will have the better showing, they have all the momentum going in and phil spencer has really had a positive impact. As for Sony, I expect a lot of third party games to be shown at their show but if project beast is an exclusive and releases this year I will be in for that day one. I had no plans on buying a ps4 until much later but Im a huge fan of the souls series.



#5121 LostMyNarbles  

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Posted 08 June 2014 - 12:05 AM

What have you been smoking, lol there was a deluge of news that came out last week and this week. Friend said well I guess we get racing simulators this year, Drive Club for PS4 and Forza Horizons 2 for Xbox One. There's a lot more than that, many Battlef'nfront! Yeah def excited.

When I said "Real quiet on both fronts" I meant Microsoft and Sony. They haven't really talked about what games we can expect this year aside from Forza being recently announced. It seems like they must have a lot up their sleeves to be showing.

 

I feel like MS will have the better showing, they have all the momentum going in and phil spencer has really had a positive impact. As for Sony, I expect a lot of third party games to be shown at their show but if project beast is an exclusive and releases this year I will be in for that day one. I had no plans on buying a ps4 until much later but Im a huge fan of the souls series.

Yeah I may have a biased opinion but I expect Microsoft to do better, they're going to have a ton of momentum coming into E3 and a lot to prove and that combination should give great results. I also think Microsoft has a ton of IP's we haven't seen that could be announced, and they may continue their trait of getting some timed third-party exclusives.

 

Sony wise I can't think of what games they're going to be launching since Media Molecure is going to E3, Uncharted 4 won't drop until next year, and The Order won't drop until next year. My guess is they'll show a lot of Third-Party games, Indie Games, Drive Club, and their "Big" announcements will be Project Beasts and The Last Guardian. They may also show a new God of War.



#5122 Deader2818   Flipadelphia! CAGiversary!   11240 Posts   Joined 9.0 Years Ago  

Posted 08 June 2014 - 12:11 AM

Honestly I think this E3 is going to be a dud. Prob a lot of stuff dated for 2015-15. I expect next E3 to be huge though.



#5123 TimboSliceGB   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   5989 Posts   Joined 9.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 08 June 2014 - 03:14 AM

rumor is halo collection will have halo 2 mp on it 



#5124 kcobra22  

Posted 08 June 2014 - 05:01 AM

apparently GAF found this page for Sunset Overdrive that says there's an 8 player co-op mode called Chaos Squad

http://www.xbox.com/...bid=ycuQUVjyVN8

 

"Join forces in the 8-player cooperative experience Chaos Squad. Tackle a variety of objectives throughout the city, survive epic battles against countless enemies, and earn awesome in-game rewards."



#5125 TimboSliceGB   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   5989 Posts   Joined 9.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 08 June 2014 - 06:23 AM

apparently GAF found this page for Sunset Overdrive that says there's an 8 player co-op mode called Chaos Squad

http://www.xbox.com/...bid=ycuQUVjyVN8

 

"Join forces in the 8-player cooperative experience Chaos Squad. Tackle a variety of objectives throughout the city, survive epic battles against countless enemies, and earn awesome in-game rewards."

yeah i want this game now



#5126 RiPPn  

Posted 08 June 2014 - 09:09 AM

I love multiplayer co-op especially if it a different campaign than the single player much like how Far Cry 3 did it, so I welcome that in Sunset Overdrive.  Can't wait for Monday, less than 36 hours away!



#5127 tgk2044   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1075 Posts   Joined 17.6 Years Ago  

Posted 08 June 2014 - 09:12 AM

rumor is halo collection will have halo 2 mp on it


Is it bad that I'd jump in and buy an XB1 because of this?

#5128 fatmanforlife99   I need a weapon. CAGiversary!   3164 Posts   Joined 15.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 08 June 2014 - 09:25 AM

Not at all. I only got to play H2 online on the 360 for like 20 matches and on the PC when the community was still decent. Did play a massive amount of system link with my friends and those were the best times. Just give me the H2 maps with some of Halo 1, 3 and 4's maps sprinkled in and I would be set till Halo 5.

Is it bad that I'd jump in and buy an XB1 because of this?



#5129 DestroVega   Life is short... stunt it CAGiversary!   7191 Posts   Joined 13.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 08 June 2014 - 03:11 PM

It's funny. I'm a Xbox diehard at this point and hate Halo. Probably just cause I'm not any good and even though I owned Halo 2,3,4 and Reach I never played one minute of campaign. I just can't get into it.

#5130 chubbyninja1319   Where's my stuff!? CAGiversary!   5467 Posts   Joined 16.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 08 June 2014 - 03:52 PM

That's funny, Vega, because I'm the opposite. I'm a pretty big Halo fan an the only time I've played the MP is in the Reach beta. I'll buy any halo rerelease they put out.