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#3091 gamegirlpocket   hope rides alone CAGiversary!   2540 Posts   Joined 3.7 Years Ago  

gamegirlpocket

Posted 31 July 2017 - 02:17 PM

Someone on ebay has Forza Horizon 2 codes and has been selling them since at least November. I remember seeing these listings and deciding not to spend the money, but they've clearly had them regularly available for over 6 months now - currently selling for $10. How likely is it that these are stolen vs being a cdkeys type situation? I figure if they were, the seller wouldn't always have 1-2 codes for sale and might sell other games too - FH2 isn't exactly in high demand these days. Feedback is nothing but FH2 sales forever.

 

Think its legit?



#3092 Donken   President & CEO CAGiversary!   3681 Posts   Joined 13.2 Years Ago  

Posted 31 July 2017 - 02:27 PM

Someone on ebay has Forza Horizon 2 codes and has been selling them since at least November. I remember seeing these listings and deciding not to spend the money, but they've clearly had them regularly available for over 6 months now - currently selling for $10. How likely is it that these are stolen vs being a cdkeys type situation? I figure if they were, the seller wouldn't always have 1-2 codes for sale and might sell other games too - FH2 isn't exactly in high demand these days. Feedback is nothing but FH2 sales forever.

Think its legit?


Maybe a former employee stole a box of codes :)

#3093 Gurren Lagann   Who Da Hell Do You Think I Am CAGiversary!   3142 Posts   Joined 7.9 Years Ago  

Gurren Lagann

Posted 31 July 2017 - 02:35 PM

Someone on ebay has Forza Horizon 2 codes and has been selling them since at least November. I remember seeing these listings and deciding not to spend the money, but they've clearly had them regularly available for over 6 months now - currently selling for $10. How likely is it that these are stolen vs being a cdkeys type situation? I figure if they were, the seller wouldn't always have 1-2 codes for sale and might sell other games too - FH2 isn't exactly in high demand these days. Feedback is nothing but FH2 sales forever.

Think its legit?


Maybe they are maybe they are not, is it worth the risk?me personally if I was interested I'd but it but redeem on a dummy account.That way if they suspend account/revoke license it happens to your dummy account.

#3094 Waggles   What the funk n waggle you talkin' bout? CAGiversary!   4208 Posts   Joined 10.5 Years Ago  

Posted 31 July 2017 - 02:39 PM

I still like that blue Xbox One Gamestop sells.

 

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I can afford the $279.99 but something tells me I should wait. 

 

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I almost grabbed this one. Ended up with the BF1 green edition since GS didn't wanna give me a deal, and it's so damn handsome.

 

I have no idea why everyone thinks the colors are so awful while touting the merits of the standard white console. White is the worst color by far. no idea what ms was thinking with that one.



#3095 akathatoneguy   Use your turn signal CAGiversary!   1018 Posts   Joined 11.8 Years Ago  

akathatoneguy

Posted 31 July 2017 - 02:55 PM

I almost grabbed this one. Ended up with the BF1 green edition since GS didn't wanna give me a deal, and it's so damn handsome.

 

I have no idea why everyone thinks the colors are so awful while touting the merits of the standard white console. White is the worst color by far. no idea what ms was thinking with that one.

 

It's a proven console sales trick as old as time.

​If you release a white console at launch, release a special black version later on.

​If you release a black console at launch, release a special white version later on.

​Either way, people will "ooh" and "ahh" and proclaim how sexy the new version is.



#3096 FriskyTanuki   I have a piano CAGiversary!   69116 Posts   Joined 16.1 Years Ago  

FriskyTanuki

Posted 31 July 2017 - 02:55 PM

Rock Band Blitz is getting delisted on 8/28:

 



#3097 genesis49  

Posted 31 July 2017 - 03:02 PM

I almost grabbed this one. Ended up with the BF1 green edition since GS didn't wanna give me a deal, and it's so damn handsome.

I have no idea why everyone thinks the colors are so awful while touting the merits of the standard white console. White is the worst color by far. no idea what ms was thinking with that one.


I got the white one at the s launch on cause I wanted the 2tb drive and ended up being only marginally more expensive than the 1 tb at target.
When my son's launch xbone drive went bad I took it to gamestop and there just happened to be a Microsoft employee there that brokered getting me the blue one for about $80 out of pocket. Having the physical game and matching controller sold me. I considered the drab green battlefront model as well, but figured I would actually play gears if I got it, which still hasn't happened

#3098 gamegirlpocket   hope rides alone CAGiversary!   2540 Posts   Joined 3.7 Years Ago  

gamegirlpocket

Posted 31 July 2017 - 03:06 PM

Maybe they are maybe they are not, is it worth the risk?me personally if I was interested I'd but it but redeem on a dummy account.That way if they suspend account/revoke license it happens to your dummy account.

Saving ~$10 (based on what I see for used copies) definitely isn't worth risking an account ban, nope. But you're right, a dummy account would still give me access to it on my own console. Hmmm.



#3099 chriscolbert   Everything right is wrong again CAGiversary!   3357 Posts   Joined 14.3 Years Ago  

chriscolbert

Posted 31 July 2017 - 03:19 PM

Has anyone ever been banned over using a code though? I know MS can revoke stuff that goes up for free by mistake (Fallout 4, the Smite extras, that F13 Jason skin last week, etc) but I've never heard of anyone getting in trouble for using a code they purchased no matter how sketchy the source. How the heck can Microsoft possibly question the origin of all their codes when they can change hands so easily?

#3100 gamegirlpocket   hope rides alone CAGiversary!   2540 Posts   Joined 3.7 Years Ago  

gamegirlpocket

Posted 31 July 2017 - 03:46 PM

There have been a few cases where someone bought a code from a very shady site (I think it's all been G2A) where a code is linked to a stolen credit card and MS auto-bans them. Since the third party you purchased it from isn't part of the beginning and end result (they know which code was issued to the credit card purchase, and they see who redeemed it, but they don't know where you got it) the end-user is usually shit outta luck.

 

One such situation:
https://www.reddit.c...ue_to_g2a_keys/

 

It really sucks that a site like G2A could look legit and that end users would be experiencing the consequences of other people's theft when the buyer wasn't doing anything wrong, they just thought they found a good deal. I definitely don't want to give money to pirates, and I most definitely don't want my account compromised.

 

If buyers were getting in trouble for using those FH2 keys then you can bet there'd be some negative reviews or the account would have been suspended.



#3101 chnandler_bong   Unofficial CAG Headless Mad Comber of Comb Mountain CAGiversary!   10568 Posts   Joined 8.9 Years Ago  

chnandler_bong

Posted 31 July 2017 - 04:10 PM

I almost grabbed this one. Ended up with the BF1 green edition since GS didn't wanna give me a deal, and it's so damn handsome.

 

I have no idea why everyone thinks the colors are so awful while touting the merits of the standard white console. White is the worst color by far. no idea what ms was thinking with that one.

Post of the day, even though I have the HW2 bundle in a box upstairs.  At least it isn't glossy!

 

 

Saving ~$10 (based on what I see for used copies) definitely isn't worth risking an account ban, nope. But you're right, a dummy account would still give me access to it on my own console. Hmmm.

I couldn't do the dummy account thing because it would clutter up my list of accounts.  I guess you could add the account, redeem the code, make that console the account's home console, then remove the account (maybe?).



#3102 PatFortenbaugh   ALL GLORY TO THE GAME PASS CAGiversary!   951 Posts   Joined 13.1 Years Ago  

PatFortenbaugh

Posted 31 July 2017 - 04:18 PM

I need to play Breath of the Wild. Have a WII u already, so no excuse not to play it.

I'm looking into get a PS4 very soon because I'm craving more Souls games and want Bloodborne. I'm wondering if a Ps3 with Demon Souls would be cheaper and offer a more Dark Souls like experience. The PS4 I'm looking at is about $270 at Walmart and includes an Uncharted game. I'd prefer something closer to $200 since I may only be using the console for one game, but maybe wife will use it more. Also considering going back and getting all gamerscore in DS3 or dlc in DS1.

Sounds like Dungeon Defenders 2 is playable, so I might start that with my wife. We loved the first game.

Received Super Cloudbuilt as a gift. Interesting and challenging from what I've played so far.

Also working on Tekken 7 story. I've had the game for awhile, but have been insanely busy at work. Love my job, started in March, but it is extremely stressful and depressing at times (foster care case manager). Don't feel much like doing much lately except spend time with my wife.

We did her immigration interview on Tuesday and passed with more than enough evidence to prove our marriage is real. We met on a Windows Central Twitch stream in fall 2015.

I have a PS4 I will glady sell you for $200. The wife just had to have it to play little big planet.........and has used it a total of one time   :roll:  

Comes w/ an extra controller and dragon age 



#3103 bardockkun   Porn, Kitsch And Firearms CAGiversary!   13907 Posts   Joined 13.7 Years Ago  

bardockkun

Posted 31 July 2017 - 04:19 PM

For me personally, I could care less about the console color because after a week or so I barely notice it. If it plays games or whatever then that's all I care about, but that console design excitement dies pretty quick for me.



#3104 chnandler_bong   Unofficial CAG Headless Mad Comber of Comb Mountain CAGiversary!   10568 Posts   Joined 8.9 Years Ago  

chnandler_bong

Posted 31 July 2017 - 04:27 PM

My aversion to the white console aside, it is the only color of console with which I would consider using this particular accessory:
 

 

I just wonder how flimsy that thing is...



#3105 Colddecembersnow   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   698 Posts   Joined 6.7 Years Ago  

Colddecembersnow

Posted 31 July 2017 - 04:28 PM

Did anyone else try out the Dead Alliance beta? I don't think anybody could ever use the "it's a beta" excuse for this POS. It's bad in almost every way.

#3106 Colddecembersnow   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   698 Posts   Joined 6.7 Years Ago  

Colddecembersnow

Posted 31 July 2017 - 04:31 PM

My aversion to the white console aside, it is the only color of console with which I would consider using this particular accessory:



I just wonder how flimsy that thing is...

idk where the usbs are on the s but where do you hook that up?

#3107 Bloomy   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   5903 Posts   Joined 13.2 Years Ago  

Posted 31 July 2017 - 04:32 PM

The discount on the Inside / Limbo bundle is counting down to date night.  Since it's only 10% off, it may be part of the sale tonight.

 

Also, the Darksider's Fury Collection is counting down to 4am Eastern, instead of the usual 6am.  It's been that price since the beginning of May.



#3108 akathatoneguy   Use your turn signal CAGiversary!   1018 Posts   Joined 11.8 Years Ago  

akathatoneguy

Posted 31 July 2017 - 04:41 PM

For me personally, I could care less about the console color because after a week or so I barely notice it. If it plays games or whatever then that's all I care about, but that console design excitement dies pretty quick for me.

 

Yeah, I personally dig black just because then it will match other appliances (TV, cable box, other consoles, etc.). When I was younger I may have been into something like a custom Gears console but stuff like that wouldn't look right in my living room, lol. Plus I feel like if you get a custom console related to a new game release, that game better end up being your favorite game of all time. Imagine having a Crackdown 3 console or something and then the game ends up being kinda meh.

Or that Gems of War console that they were using in contests a while back. Yikes...I'd buy a console skin so fast if I had won that, haha.



#3109 MrshllJcb   Drinkin High Life CAGiversary!   4353 Posts   Joined 8.8 Years Ago  

Posted 31 July 2017 - 05:15 PM

My aversion to the white console aside, it is the only color of console with which I would consider using this particular accessory:



I just wonder how flimsy that thing is...


I had the one for the OG X1. They may have improved it, but the little pieces of plastic that hold the batteries in place don't do a good job of holding the batteries in so they often pop out while charging.

#3110 Ejectedbunny   Cag Bunny CAGiversary!   609 Posts   Joined 6.5 Years Ago  

Ejectedbunny

Posted 31 July 2017 - 05:32 PM

I only buy special consoles for what is included extra, not the color of the console. I'd buy a hot pink console with barbie sticking her finger down her throat throwing up into a toilet below with the text "Being skinny is the only way to live" pasted all over it, so long as it contained a special edition of Barbie Horse Adventures with a BDSM Ken skin! "Whip Ken in Style with this limited edition red leather outfit and riding crop"



#3111 TurkeyOnRye   Hey? Is this velvet? CAGiversary!   1468 Posts   Joined 15.6 Years Ago  

TurkeyOnRye

Posted 31 July 2017 - 05:37 PM

I only buy special consoles for what is included extra, not the color of the console. I'd buy a hot pink console with barbie sticking her finger down her throat throwing up into a toilet below with the text "Being skinny is the only way to live" pasted all over it, so long as it contained a special edition of Barbie Horse Adventures with a BDSM Ken skin! "Whip Ken in Style with this limited edition red leather outfit and riding crop"

................ I'd buy that......



#3112 gamegirlpocket   hope rides alone CAGiversary!   2540 Posts   Joined 3.7 Years Ago  

gamegirlpocket

Posted 31 July 2017 - 05:40 PM

I'm not left speechless very often these days, but dang.



#3113 chipzilla   Gene's Hairy Mole CAGiversary!   332 Posts   Joined 10.4 Years Ago  

chipzilla

Posted 31 July 2017 - 05:44 PM

I have some questions regarding the 360 and external drives. I've been using a couple of sticks, but with GWG and all I am full up.

 

What are the pros/cons of usb powered vs ac powered externals? Do usb powered ones require (work better with) a Y-cable (I remember hearing something about this but it may have been in reference to the Wii U)? I also kinda remember someone mentioning always using a usb hub with an external, but don't remember the context or why. If it makes any difference, I have an old elite, right before they released the slim redesign.

 

I would prefer a usb powered external if all else is equal. This is the one I am currently eyeing: https://www.amazon.c...d=2EDX44VU66CPT

 

 

I also heard everything can be moved to the external. Is this like everything everything, profile and all? Like, if my current 360 blows up (this is my fourth, three before red-ringed), I can transfer my license to another 360, plug in the external, and am ready to go? If so, I plan on doing that and just have disc installs on the internal drive.

 

Any advice would be appreciated, thanks.



#3114 Darby27   Licensed to Dill CAGiversary!   13595 Posts   Joined 6.3 Years Ago  

Posted 31 July 2017 - 05:52 PM

I'm predicting a sale on 2k Games tonight.  Bioshock Collection, Mafia, etc.



#3115 shrike4242   Not My Job Anymore, Go Bother Someone Else. CAGiversary!   49879 Posts   Joined 15.2 Years Ago  

Posted 31 July 2017 - 05:54 PM

I have some questions regarding the 360 and external drives. I've been using a couple of sticks, but with GWG and all I am full up.

 

What are the pros/cons of usb powered vs ac powered externals? Do usb powered ones require (work better with) a Y-cable (I remember hearing something about this but it may have been in reference to the Wii U)? I also kinda remember someone mentioning always using a usb hub with an external, but don't remember the context or why. If it makes any difference, I have an old elite, right before they released the slim redesign.

 

I would prefer a usb powered external if all else is equal. This is the one I am currently eyeing: https://www.amazon.c...d=2EDX44VU66CPT

 

 

I also heard everything can be moved to the external. Is this like everything everything, profile and all? Like, if my current 360 blows up (this is my fourth, three before red-ringed), I can transfer my license to another 360, plug in the external, and am ready to go? If so, I plan on doing that and just have disc installs on the internal drive.

 

Any advice would be appreciated, thanks.

Wii U is the only console that has issues with USB-powered drives.  I have a 2TB WB Passport Ultra on my 360, which is USB-powered and it's never been an issue.   Doesn't need a Y-cable for power, been that way since the 360 was able to use external drives. 



#3116 PatFortenbaugh   ALL GLORY TO THE GAME PASS CAGiversary!   951 Posts   Joined 13.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 31 July 2017 - 05:54 PM

This thread need more metal....

 

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#3117 The Brief Chef   Actor, Chef, & CAG CAGiversary!   303 Posts   Joined 8.6 Years Ago  

The Brief Chef

Posted 31 July 2017 - 06:05 PM

I only buy special consoles for what is included extra, not the color of the console. I'd buy a hot pink console with barbie sticking her finger down her throat throwing up into a toilet below with the text "Being skinny is the only way to live" pasted all over it, so long as it contained a special edition of Barbie Horse Adventures with a BDSM Ken skin! "Whip Ken in Style with this limited edition red leather outfit and riding crop"

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#3118 shrike4242   Not My Job Anymore, Go Bother Someone Else. CAGiversary!   49879 Posts   Joined 15.2 Years Ago  

Posted 31 July 2017 - 06:06 PM

I only buy special consoles for what is included extra, not the color of the console. I'd buy a hot pink console with barbie sticking her finger down her throat throwing up into a toilet below with the text "Being skinny is the only way to live" pasted all over it, so long as it contained a special edition of Barbie Horse Adventures with a BDSM Ken skin! "Whip Ken in Style with this limited edition red leather outfit and riding crop"

Whatever you're smoking to come up with ideas like this, you really need to share. 



#3119 gamegirlpocket   hope rides alone CAGiversary!   2540 Posts   Joined 3.7 Years Ago  

gamegirlpocket

Posted 31 July 2017 - 06:08 PM

I have some questions regarding the 360 and external drives. I've been using a couple of sticks, but with GWG and all I am full up.

 

What are the pros/cons of usb powered vs ac powered externals? Do usb powered ones require (work better with) a Y-cable (I remember hearing something about this but it may have been in reference to the Wii U)? I also kinda remember someone mentioning always using a usb hub with an external, but don't remember the context or why. If it makes any difference, I have an old elite, right before they released the slim redesign.

 

I would prefer a usb powered external if all else is equal. This is the one I am currently eyeing: https://www.amazon.c...d=2EDX44VU66CPT

 

 

I also heard everything can be moved to the external. Is this like everything everything, profile and all? Like, if my current 360 blows up (this is my fourth, three before red-ringed), I can transfer my license to another 360, plug in the external, and am ready to go? If so, I plan on doing that and just have disc installs on the internal drive.

 

Any advice would be appreciated, thanks.

Yep. It was designed as a thing to import profiles on memory cards (remember those? the 360 had 512MB memory cards) so if you went to a friend's house, you could bring your controller or memory card and activate your profile on their system. Works the same way if you bought a new one, although the profile data comes from MS anyway so on a new system you could just download it when logging in and the licenses would activate.

 

And to echo shrike, USB powered drives work just fine.



#3120 Ejectedbunny   Cag Bunny CAGiversary!   609 Posts   Joined 6.5 Years Ago  

Ejectedbunny

Posted 31 July 2017 - 06:12 PM

Whatever you're smoking to come up with ideas like this, you really need to share. 

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