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#10891 Spybreak9   $exy Game Scholar CAGiversary!   9435 Posts   Joined 15.1 Years Ago  

Posted 02 June 2014 - 08:29 AM

Yeah I'm close to 5,000 points. Couldn't sleep so I filled out my Survey. Man that sucks for the punchcard, have already downloaded a bunch of apps. I wonder if the apps you had downloaded onto your Xbox 360 already counts against your Xbox One choices.

#10892 Rip44  

Posted 02 June 2014 - 08:36 AM

I apparently had 5200 deposited on the 28th. Didn't realize I got $5.20 added.

#10893 bardockkun   Porn, Kitsch And Firearms CAGiversary!   16024 Posts   Joined 15.8 Years Ago  

bardockkun

Posted 02 June 2014 - 09:05 AM

I Like how people were all happy that there's three GwG games this month, but it might as well be the usual two since I know a good majority of people are just going to play Dark Souls for 15 minutes to an hour and just say "fuck this game!" and delete it off their HDD.



#10894 ochentay4   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   725 Posts   Joined 14.2 Years Ago  

Posted 02 June 2014 - 09:59 AM

I live in Australia but moved here from Canada with my NTSC Xbox 360 about 3 years ago. With the exception of a few mistakes on the marketplace in Australia (one time COD: Black Ops was for sale for $2.95 on the Aussie marketplace and another time the same thing with Max Payne 3) the prices are ridiculous. They'll be a 70% of sale on something like Bioshock Infinite which will make it $9.95 on the US marketplace but still $35 on the Aussie one. It annoys me. And for the longest time I kept my Canadian account until they started offering GWG and I found that I had issues downloading things to my xbox due to VPN. But then my system was also a NTSC system so I ran into trouble as I couldn't download certain things I purchased (looking at you Resident Evil 4) or some sweet deals I was finding on disc games here locally (Catherine for instance which is a game I so wanted to play). And so I recently bought a cheap PAL system for $50 and have now started to enjoy some of the games I've been missing out on due to region locking (Rage is another such game as is of Orcs and Men). Although for some reason Resident Evil 4 just doesn't work at all (need to call Microsoft about that one).

 

But yes, in the days of MS points being available on Amazon and some of them being region free (I think the 800 MSP was) I had a few other accounts for various regions, Hungary and the USA mostly and would download stuff through them. Before the Oman Wars there was a good website for telling you what was or wasn't region free that Wallace Suka ran, but I think he got his console banned during the Oman Wars and has stopped updating the thread. Now with the loss of MSP it's harder for international gamers seeking a fair go. Digital pricing makes no sense when there's no import fees - it should be flat across the world as Gog.com and other sites have tried to offer means of doing. I know that certain places like Brazil get just raped when it comes to buying hardware and software physically - not sure if it's the same on their digital marketplace. It was great to see that the Xbone is region free - hopefully the Xbox 360 will be the last generation of region locked consoles. While prices have come down a lot in Australia since I've moved here on physical copies of games, owing to an Aussie dollar that's often been on par with the US, the Xbox marketplace just doesn't appreciate that and still offers plenty of games that are 5 years old for an $80 price tag when they are surely at least down to $30 on the US marketplace. When these games go on sale for 75-80% off that means Americans get them for $5 but I'm still paying $20.

 

I keep thinking of switching my account back to a Canadian or American. I need to do it at some point to download some DLC for You Don't Know Jack that I didn't think would be unavailable in my region to redownload. But then I worry that during those 3 months where my account can't be migrated some amazing game will come out on GwG and I'll be shit out of luck unable to get it. Basically it sucks balls. As you said MS used to not be so on the ball with various VPNs but now it's impossible to get that to work so I can even buy things through the website and as such I haven't bothered with VPNs for ages. Anyways, no suggestions, just wanted to let you know that I totally feel your pain. Aussie gamers have the added bonus that we often have versions of games where content is cut and due to that there is sometimes compatibility issues. For instance do I import a copy of Saint's Row IV from overseas so I can get the added content and be able to play it online with a bigger community or do I grab a local copy so I can play it with my nephews in Australia? I hate having to make these decisions and it's unfair to charge me more for a game that has less value in that I can only play it with a smaller community of players and it has less content (yes not much less but still less).

 

So I'm sending you a big cuddle from across the pond here. Sorry I can't do more (though that cuddle is probably scary enough)

Well thanks, now I know I'm not alone. Microsoft sucks. I hate them so much.



#10895 sicsonic   100% Natural Good Time Family Band Solution Silenced   663 Posts   Joined 9.7 Years Ago  

Posted 02 June 2014 - 10:46 AM

I was looking forward to this one and I was super disappointed when it ended up getting canceled.

 

you and me both, buddy. MM2 remake and custom user content... that Ryu announcement... I don't think I've ever been so disappointed in a cancellation in my life. :(



#10896 LondonGaijin   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   389 Posts   Joined 10.8 Years Ago  

LondonGaijin

Posted 02 June 2014 - 11:06 AM

Yeah I'm close to 5,000 points. Couldn't sleep so I filled out my Survey. Man that sucks for the punchcard, have already downloaded a bunch of apps. I wonder if the apps you had downloaded onto your Xbox 360 already counts against your Xbox One choices.

 

Im pretty sure its console specific.  The last time this reward was running, I remember using Netflix for the first time on the Xbox One and got the punch for it, after already downloading and using it for the Xbox 360 in the past.



#10897 shulamm   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   328 Posts   Joined 8.6 Years Ago  

Posted 02 June 2014 - 11:46 AM

2000 points is $2 of Microsoft Currency.  I'm going to be using the Gamespot, Twitch and Amazon Apps for the first time, and will post if those earn me any punchcards.  If others could do the same we would at least be aware of which ones do and don't work until they let us know officially. 

 

Basically, go to your purchase history, filter to app and all that appears there won't count. The rest will do. (Not aware of the console specific thing).

 

Still i'm reluctant to keep my xbox idle 25 hours for 2$ (not an app guy at all)



#10898 EldritchOnRye   Flim Flam Argle Bargle CAGiversary!   36695 Posts   Joined 16.8 Years Ago  

EldritchOnRye

Posted 02 June 2014 - 11:53 AM

Still i'm reluctant to keep my xbox idle 25 hours for 2$ (not an app guy at all)

 

When you put it that way it doesn't sound quite so good if you're not using those apps anyway.  Then again I think I have 25 hours of downloading in my queue from recent purchases.   :oldman:



#10899 MikeRD   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   13 Posts   Joined 12.5 Years Ago  

Posted 02 June 2014 - 11:56 AM

Just a FYI if you had a disc based dark souls save it's not compatible with the new GWG version. I'm sure MS is aware of the situation, but I had to put in my disc to play off my old save. Kept getting errors.

 

Obviously if you never played the game before It's not a big deal but just giving the heads up. Don't freak out, It's a known issue.

 

It's still somewhat of a big deal since the problem is related to the game not being updated and there being no way to download the patch. So if you're playing right now, you're playing without any of the several patches that came out post-release that made some fairly significant changes. I guess that's good if you want/know how to use pre-patch exploits to trivialize the game, but bad if you don't.

 

If I'm not mistaken, you get like half the souls off enemies in the unpatched version of the game just as one example of how people playing this version would be losing out right now.



#10900 JBallerX   Serenity now! CAGiversary!   130 Posts   Joined 8.6 Years Ago  

Posted 02 June 2014 - 01:00 PM

If you don't at least try Dark Souls you are doing yourself a disservice! This is a game that ended up being one of my favorites last gen. It is hard, you will die, but stick with it. After beating the game you just want to jump back in and beat it again. I've only completed 2 playthroughs so far, but love sticking around Anor Londo helping people with O&S. Good times!!! I will be starting a new character to help others for this tho!!



#10901 Dustinator   Why hello....... CAGiversary!   1486 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago  

Dustinator

Posted 02 June 2014 - 01:02 PM

2000 points is $2 of Microsoft Currency. I'm going to be using the Gamespot, Twitch and Amazon Apps for the first time, and will post if those earn me any punchcards. If others could do the same we would at least be aware of which ones do and don't work until they let us know officially.


I downloaded the NHL Center app and it ran for 5+ hrs yesterday. Will check the reward site in a bit to see if it's registered yet to give ya'll an update. Also, don't download the W Network app(wrestling) unless you have a paid WWE account($9.99 per month). Asks you to sign in once you open the app and if you're not a member, its a waste of an app since you'll have to exit if you can't do so.

#10902 Baboy   Das Feenreich! CAGiversary!   741 Posts   Joined 10.0 Years Ago  

Posted 02 June 2014 - 01:22 PM

It's still somewhat of a big deal since the problem is related to the game not being updated and there being no way to download the patch. So if you're playing right now, you're playing without any of the several patches that came out post-release that made some fairly significant changes. I guess that's good if you want/know how to use pre-patch exploits to trivialize the game, but bad if you don't.

 

If I'm not mistaken, you get like half the souls off enemies in the unpatched version of the game just as one example of how people playing this version would be losing out right now.

 

Does this apply to the on demand version in general? Would explain the amount of glitches I encountered when I played the digital version last year.



#10903 Spybreak9   $exy Game Scholar CAGiversary!   9435 Posts   Joined 15.1 Years Ago  

Posted 02 June 2014 - 01:53 PM

Yup MKX announced.
http://m.ign.com/art...ed-with-trailer

#10904 mpaullin   Fission Mailed CAGiversary!   4699 Posts   Joined 10.1 Years Ago  

Posted 02 June 2014 - 01:59 PM

That looks pretty bad ass. The music in that trailer seems really out of place, though. 



#10905 mtk93  

Posted 02 June 2014 - 02:06 PM

I only own an Xbox One, but I've been "purchasing" the Games with Gold games for the 360 online - in hopes of someday getting one so I have a nice collection to start with. It's worked well for me until this month. I went to purchase "Dark Souls" and was greeted with this error message: "Is this your first purchase? To ensure it is compatible, please sign in to Xbox LIVE using your console and try again."

My question is will I need a 360 from now on to download the games? Or is this just a weird error that will fix itself? For the record, I'm signed into my Gold Account and was able to download Worms Battlegrounds after purchasing it.



#10906 Turbine  

Posted 02 June 2014 - 02:32 PM

Well i'm done. Been waiting so long for a sale on DS DLC, and since it's not on sale with DS being GwG it means that they plan the get some money from the DLC therefore i just got a big F*** you. Think i'll end up going for it if we get another shitty week sales.



#10907 Danimal   12/2003 - 9/2018 CAGiversary!   2920 Posts   Joined 17.8 Years Ago  

Posted 02 June 2014 - 02:54 PM

I have a feeling 2015 is going to treat my wallet like Scorpion treated Sub-Zero in that trailer.



#10908 Cage017   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4970 Posts   Joined 12.9 Years Ago  

Posted 02 June 2014 - 03:08 PM

 Think i'll end up going for it if we get another shitty week sales.

Since E3 is a week away, I'm thinking they're going to have a sale that gets people pumped and full of energy. Therefore, I'm predicting a sale .....

 

on Kinect games. If that includes Dance Central DLC, I'm happy.



#10909 Dustinator   Why hello....... CAGiversary!   1486 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago  

Dustinator

Posted 02 June 2014 - 04:23 PM

Microsoft just annnounced Forza Horizon 2 will be coming to Xbox One and Xbox 360 this Fall. What the hell else will Microsoft announce at E3?? Seems like they're tossing juicy announcements before and there will be nothing to reveal next week. Don't get me wrong, I'm excited for FH2, but just seems odd.....

 

http://www.xboxachie...d-Xbox-360.html



#10910 Rip44  

Posted 02 June 2014 - 04:29 PM

Aside from the really shitty rap version of MKX that has no place in the world, I'm stoked for it. That and Homefront 2. Can't wait for E3.

#10911 MoCiWe   Sporked In The Heart CAGiversary!   7636 Posts   Joined 14.2 Years Ago  

Posted 02 June 2014 - 04:32 PM

Weird that Forza is coming to the 360 as well, hopefully that doesn't mean the One version doesn't get as much attention, that said definitely looking forward to that (And Homefront and MKX)



#10912 Spybreak9   $exy Game Scholar CAGiversary!   9435 Posts   Joined 15.1 Years Ago  

Posted 02 June 2014 - 04:45 PM

Not really, if you think about it I think they want to build up hype and what better way than FH2 and 360 love. I'm gonna go out on a limb here but I'm just guessing their E3 will be all current-gen, or like 80% of it.

#10913 BobbyTastic   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   9619 Posts   Joined 10.7 Years Ago  

BobbyTastic

Posted 02 June 2014 - 04:48 PM

In case anyone cares, Fable Anniversary is coming to PC.

 

Just a heads-up in case you were waiting for a dirt-cheap Xbone version.



#10914 HaloGX   DCGX CAGiversary!   1233 Posts   Joined 16.2 Years Ago  

Posted 02 June 2014 - 05:20 PM

Not really, if you think about it I think they want to build up hype and what better way than FH2 and 360 love. I'm gonna go out on a limb here but I'm just guessing their E3 will be all current-gen, or like 80% of it.

Considering how fast MS dropped support for the original Xbox even before the 360 was out, it's nice to see them continue first party support for the 360 even with the Xbox One out.



#10915 Shojsauce   Owner of RewindReview CAGiversary!   1146 Posts   Joined 14.3 Years Ago  

Posted 02 June 2014 - 05:30 PM

Well dark souls managed to get me bored and disinterested before I died. I don't know if that's a testament to my skills or my adhd.

(I get why people would enjoy it, I just felt the mechanics were clumsy and awkward, same with the presentation & logic)

#10916 Rop3ADop3   puts salt on saltines CAGiversary!   1107 Posts   Joined 8.2 Years Ago  

Posted 02 June 2014 - 05:49 PM

Considering how fast MS dropped support for the original Xbox even before the 360 was out, it's nice to see them continue first party support for the 360 even with the Xbox One out.

Xbone with its new gen graphics did not escape far as far as the graphics go.  When I see the same 360 game that is on the XboxOne, I only see the improved version.  Maybe it's just me? Maybe I was expecting too much of next gen graphics?  I have played Titanfall on both 360 and Xbone, yes X1 version is more solid, crispier and vivid; however the experience was the same.

IMHO it would be stupid on MS part to drop support for 360 because it still has a lot of potential, especially graphics wise. Hack if they can make a game like Dead Space 2 with such an amazing graphics, which literately looks like next gen on my 1080p screen it would be dumb to drop support for a system that can deliver great gaming experience.



#10917 Spybreak9   $exy Game Scholar CAGiversary!   9435 Posts   Joined 15.1 Years Ago  

Posted 02 June 2014 - 06:12 PM

Considering how fast MS dropped support for the original Xbox even before the 360 was out, it's nice to see them continue first party support for the 360 even with the Xbox One out.


That's because Microsoft tried a new thing and entered the console business, bleeding money in the end. They had to cut support with the original Xbox, least it drag them down with it.

#10918 HaloGX   DCGX CAGiversary!   1233 Posts   Joined 16.2 Years Ago  

Posted 02 June 2014 - 06:50 PM

Ok guys, don't misunderstand my comment. I know why MS stopped supporting the original Xbox how it did. But whether they had kept supporting the original Xbox or not after the 360's launch I'm still glad they're supporting the 360 so much. I'm sure I'm not the only one either.



#10919 Donken   President & CEO CAGiversary!   4840 Posts   Joined 15.3 Years Ago  

Posted 02 June 2014 - 07:20 PM

Well dark souls managed to get me bored and disinterested before I died. I don't know if that's a testament to my skills or my adhd.

(I get why people would enjoy it, I just felt the mechanics were clumsy and awkward, same with the presentation & logic)


I tried to start it last night and am having trouble getting interested in it. Fighting in dark hallways and tunnels makes me feel like I stepped back in time to Diablo 1 era. Does it get better?

#10920 kcobra22  

Posted 02 June 2014 - 07:21 PM

Weird that Forza is coming to the 360 as well, hopefully that doesn't mean the One version doesn't get as much attention, 

saw this on IGN regarding Forza:

 

"UPDATE: To clarify, the Playground Games is developing solely for the Xbox One version, using Forza Motorsport 5's graphics engine as a baseline. The Xbox 360 version is being handled separately by Sumo Digital, using Forza Horizon 1's graphics engine as a baseline."