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#16081 Spybreak9   $exy Game Scholar CAGiversary!   9435 Posts   Joined 11.8 Years Ago  

Posted 14 December 2017 - 04:19 AM

Lol, went to Minesweeper, Reckless Racing and Pac-Man Championship Edition DX on Win10 to grab some rare achievements. Then I was playing Gems of War and reached lvl 250 - Rare achievement unlocked. OK, they must have added that with the last update.

 

So I mistakenly refreshed the page on TA, thinking I'd just get my homepage back again, but I lastly sent in a scan request (so I just resent another scan request). Now I have to wait 24 hours lol. Doh


Edited by Spybreak9, 14 December 2017 - 04:23 AM.


#16082 Gideon68   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1932 Posts   Joined 14.0 Years Ago  

Posted 14 December 2017 - 04:22 AM

I said regulars not lurkers and you got it anyway so no worries

Just finished the TA 12 days of Christmas. Dead or alive 5 and rare replay really helped a lot. It was fun. The only 1 I got stuck on was the 10 achievements worth 10 each, until I downloaded dead or alive and got all 10 in about 5 minutes

Hmmm... first time I've been referred to as a lurker. I am active andI always post my gratitude to others whether I get something or not. Oh, well.



#16083 braiiins  

Posted 14 December 2017 - 04:34 AM

Played my first round of battlegrounds. Glad I found a spot to land with no one else, had to figure out the controls for a minute. Had a bit of jank, but nothing worse than when I first got it on pc. Ended up in 8th place.

Saw on XBA and TA that ultimate chicken horse is finally coming to xbox. Played it at pax East last year and had a lot of fun. My friend with a PS4 picked it up months ago on there and we usually play it when there are a few people over and have a lot of fun.

#16084 akathatoneguy   Use your turn signal CAGiversary!   972 Posts   Joined 10.7 Years Ago  

akathatoneguy

Posted 14 December 2017 - 04:51 AM

Been playing Gears 4 all this week and I really do love that game. I'm by no means good at MP but it's fun, nonetheless. Also, I think the matchmaking is pretty solid. They consistently match me with similar players and I can go 1:1 even as I do dumb shit and suck at using the gnasher.
 

Eye witness testimony is about the least reliable form of evidence. Movies make it seem like a big deal, but people misremember constantly. The point of having a justice system is so that people's lives aren't ruined merely by accusations. Not that anyone cares anymore. :/


Battlefront 2 update today is supposed to fix afk farming and rubberbanding (from lag, not actual rubberbands for afk farming). Also Finn & Phasma to be added.

Overwatch holiday event just dropped as well. New Evolve style asymmetrical game mode, putting 5 Mei hunters vs Winston.

Hopefully Finn and Phasma are cool. I'm glad they're doing events but I'm disappointed in the Last Jedi event so far. It's just extra quests and there isn't really any way to see what faction is doing what or who's winning. I was hoping for something more fleshed out, like in For Honor. I'll have to check out the Overwatch event, too. Too many games!

As far as the other stuff re: eye witnesses (spoilered for those who don't care)

Spoiler



#16085 Uncle Anwar   Lemurian Cult Leader CAGiversary!   562 Posts   Joined 3.6 Years Ago  

Uncle Anwar

Posted 14 December 2017 - 05:19 AM

What is with this dumb ass culture on this site of referring to people as ‘lurkers’ and acting as though they shouldn’t get equal access to things being given away because they don’t have some arbitrary level of participating or posting? If you’re giving something away to people visiting the site, why do you care who gets it? Why does someone have to ‘earn’ the right to have it? I will always post the entire code when I have something to give away, hoping a ‘lurker’ gets it because I hate this shitty cliqueish attitude.

#16086 chriscolbert   Push Me, Pull Me CAGiversary!   3097 Posts   Joined 13.1 Years Ago  

chriscolbert

Posted 14 December 2017 - 05:48 AM

What is with this dumb ass culture on this site of referring to people as ‘lurkers’ and acting as though they shouldn’t get equal access to things being given away because they don’t have some arbitrary level of participating or posting? If you’re giving something away to people visiting the site, why do you care who gets it? Why does someone have to ‘earn’ the right to have it? I will always post the entire code when I have something to give away, hoping a ‘lurker’ gets it because I hate this shitty cliqueish attitude.


I'm assuming it's used in hopes that those who give things away may consider another method in the future. I can't tell you how many times someone will post something like "if anyone happens to have an extra code for whatever I'd love to have it" and then literally the next post will be "free (whatever previous poster was asking about) to whoever wants it". I get that it's a lot easier to post a code and still feel good about yourself but I have seen the scenario I described play out way too much to where I personally will never take that approach.

#16087 darthfracas   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   420 Posts   Joined 6.3 Years Ago  

darthfracas

Posted 14 December 2017 - 05:54 AM

Totally agree! In the past I've fallen in the Telltale trap primarily for achievements, but Tales from the Borderlands is great; I'm up to episode 4 and it's the best one I've played so far.

I just finished episode 4, I don’t think I’ve laughed as hard at a game as I did during the accountant fight!

#16088 Spybreak9   $exy Game Scholar CAGiversary!   9435 Posts   Joined 11.8 Years Ago  

Posted 14 December 2017 - 06:00 AM

What is with this dumb ass culture on this site of referring to people as ‘lurkers’ and acting as though they shouldn’t get equal access to things being given away because they don’t have some arbitrary level of participating or posting? If you’re giving something away to people visiting the site, why do you care who gets it? Why does someone have to ‘earn’ the right to have it? I will always post the entire code when I have something to give away, hoping a ‘lurker’ gets it because I hate this shitty cliqueish attitude.

Well ultimately it's to encourage participation and discourse right. I suppose you need to say if the item that's up for grabs is of any value. Usually it is, digitally wise or a neat little addition for a game someone wants to play/is enjoying playing. For people that are regulars it's a nice bonus. CAG should have a raffle system in place and users could place their free codes and what not into it. Just my 2 cents.



#16089 PatFortenbaugh   ALL GLORY TO THE GAME PASS CAGiversary!   686 Posts   Joined 11.9 Years Ago  

PatFortenbaugh

Posted 14 December 2017 - 06:07 AM

What is with this dumb ass culture on this site of referring to people as ‘lurkers’ and acting as though they shouldn’t get equal access to things being given away because they don’t have some arbitrary level of participating or posting? If you’re giving something away to people visiting the site, why do you care who gets it? Why does someone have to ‘earn’ the right to have it? I will always post the entire code when I have something to give away, hoping a ‘lurker’ gets it because I hate this shitty cliqueish attitude.


+1 for the good guy I guess
But I would rather offer the free stuff I don’t want to the people who post here on a regular basis and contribute to this very small niche community. Shame on me i guess.
Or not
Yes I would definitely rather give it to someone whom contributes and keeps this thread fun and active. Someone’s who posts I can read and react too.

#16090 Donken   President CAGiversary!   3092 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago  

Posted 14 December 2017 - 06:12 AM

Nothing better than ending the night opening seven Overwatch winter wonderland loot boxes full of hot garbage. Luckily it was all free ones.

#16091 CodeTrader   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4103 Posts   Joined 7.7 Years Ago  

Posted 14 December 2017 - 06:16 AM

Are we expecting or just hoping for a good sale right before Christmas? I'm new to holiday sales.

  

There is usually some kind of big Christmas sale, about on par with the Black Friday stuff generally.

  

Has the "countdown to new years" sale been going on? I remember it was a thing on the 360 but can't remember if it's happened recently.

  

The countdown to New Years sale is always good

Just a guess, but I think we've had a couple of meh "deals of the weak", to build up the end of the year sale. Pretty sure the last few end of the year sales have been pretty good. With many games on sale. Usually calling it the "biggest sale ever"
 
2015:2016:

#16092 braiiins  

Posted 14 December 2017 - 07:15 AM

Just a guess, but I think we've had a couple of meh "deals of the weak", to build up the end of the year sale. Pretty sure the last few end of the year sales have been pretty good. With many games on sale. Usually calling it the "biggest sale ever"


Hope we get more DLC than we've been getting, but not getting my hopes up. I kind of regret getting the basic version of injustice 2 and don't want to pay $40 for all DLC. Could also use the non hot wheels FH3 DLC.

#16093 David Hibiki   You must be tired... CAGiversary!   11379 Posts   Joined 15.2 Years Ago  

David Hibiki

Posted 14 December 2017 - 08:04 AM

Anyone know if RE7 got its X update? I got in on that gold edition glitch at Best Buy. But I have it on PS4 as well so haven’t opened it yet because I’m wondering if I will find time to play through what I already played again.

Then again the newly found graphics whore in me wants to play it X enhanced. :)

There is no date yet. It's "in development" . Was really disapointed because I wanted to play it this week, at least the new DLC. Edit: Correction, coming soon which supposedly means in the next 30ish days.

 

BTW encase anyone was wondering the For Honor dedicated servers are going through beta tests "soon". So there will be dedicated servers...eventually.

 

I can't stop playing PUBG despite the input lag, frame drops and inventory management that gives me massive anxiety because I'm afraid someone is going to blow me away when I'm busy looting.



#16094 GunstarRed   The Rated 'G' Superstar CAGiversary!   1590 Posts   Joined 13.4 Years Ago  

Posted 14 December 2017 - 08:50 AM

Best Buy one day only sale (Dec. 14) on select Xbox One games:

 

https://www.bestbuy....microsoft-games

 

Forza Horizon 3 $19.99 GCU

Forza 7 $27.99 GCU

Gears of War 4 $11.99 GCU

Halo 5 Guardians $11.99 GCU

Rise of the Tomb Raider $11.99 GCU



#16095 Strider Turbulence   Banned Banned   6540 Posts   Joined 14.9 Years Ago  

Strider Turbulence

Posted 14 December 2017 - 09:34 AM

Injustice 2 is this week's free play days game.



#16096 Antarael Dulacre   Royal Dhampire CAGiversary!   2500 Posts   Joined 6.4 Years Ago  

Antarael Dulacre

Posted 14 December 2017 - 12:41 PM

I just finished episode 4, I don’t think I’ve laughed as hard at a game as I did during the accountant fight!

Ahh yes, I loved the whole scene =D Great humour in general in that game.



#16097 MrRidickulous   Deal skeptic! CAGiversary!   1282 Posts   Joined 3.9 Years Ago  

MrRidickulous

Posted 14 December 2017 - 01:17 PM

Is Horizon 3 worth the upgrade if you’re just playing around with 2?

#16098 Ejectedbunny   Cag Bunny CAGiversary!   585 Posts   Joined 5.4 Years Ago  

Ejectedbunny

Posted 14 December 2017 - 01:20 PM

Holy crap did I get lucky at Target yesterday....

I found Rise of the Tomb raider, Return to Arkham (both xb1) and Lego Star Wars TFA (360) for $9.98.

I also got a copy of Battle Chasers Nightwar for XB1 and PS4, and Naruto Shippuden 4 Road to Boruto w/season pass for $14.98 each!

Hope everyone finds some deals like these this holiday season!

 

I also saw Just Dance 2017 Gold and regular edition for $15. (Syberia 3 was $25 and Kingdom Hearts 1.5+2.5  was $20 not really deals yet but they were there.)



#16099 jimbo8574   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   7530 Posts   Joined 8.7 Years Ago  

Posted 14 December 2017 - 01:53 PM

I'm not sure how you're blaming Pai for "covering things up." Is he supposed to believe the 300,000 forms in favor, or those against? Not defending the guy, he's clearly a corporate shill, just not sure what anyone could do with that "information."

Ugh. I hate it when something 80% of people are in favor of keeping getting brought to a vote until enough people lose interest for it to finally get voted down. I know when Pai brought it up this last time my reaction was "this again?" How many times do we have to tell you that we don't want ISPs to throttle certain connections at their whim?

He could slow down and take a look to see if the comments were bogus.  Maybe setup a new comment system that isn't completely broken and see what the public really thinks.  Thing is he doesn't care.   I would be shocked if NN doesn't pass today.   



#16100 jimbo8574   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   7530 Posts   Joined 8.7 Years Ago  

Posted 14 December 2017 - 01:56 PM

Honestly do think I’ve spent more time with FH3 than all other racing games combined.

I know I have.  Never put more then an hour into any of them before.   I hate driving in most games.  



#16101 jimbo8574   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   7530 Posts   Joined 8.7 Years Ago  

Posted 14 December 2017 - 01:58 PM

Is Horizon 3 worth the upgrade if you’re just playing around with 2?

It is better for sure but they are similar.  Forzathons are usually fun and a reason to fire the game up every week for me.  There is a nice FH3 Demo which lets you play for several hours IRC.  That is what convinced me to pick it up this time last year.  A year later I am still playing it once a week. Granted not as much as I was a few months ago but still enjoy firing it up.  



#16102 raiser   CAG-Zombie CAGiversary!   412 Posts   Joined 13.7 Years Ago  

Posted 14 December 2017 - 02:20 PM

Is Horizon 3 worth the upgrade if you’re just playing around with 2?

If you liked Burnout Paradise, FH3 is just like that, but better. No cool burnout-style crumple-wrecks, but everything else is awesome. This is the first "racing" game I've really gotten into since BP. I dislike simulators, so regular Forza does nothing for me. Arcade racing FTW. For an open world racing game, FH3 is about as good as it gets.

If I were a betting man, I'd guess some of the Criterion team works on the Horizon series. Either that or BP is the developer's favorite game ever.

#16103 CheepyDee   Hello I am Best Buy GCU's Scolding Mother CAG Veteran   274 Posts   Joined 0.6 Years Ago  

CheepyDee

Posted 14 December 2017 - 02:25 PM

why does the initial post only show last week's? 



#16104 FlawlessImage  

FlawlessImage

Posted 14 December 2017 - 02:26 PM

Nope, again I don't think you know what alt-right means. They're a minority, they're anti individual, anti god, promote white identity politics, closely related to the left and it's not PJW. Take your passive aggressive shit elsewhere, you are mistaken sir.

Spoiler


See above.

PSN is also getting a big Zen Holiday sale and Zen Studios says that's heading to Xbox later on too. FYI & yeah hopefully MPQ follows suit.

Need a E and L achievement for D4 Challenge as believe it or not I also got a O one from Minecraft: Story Mode, which I intentionally used for the N.

Looking forward to snowball fights in Gears 4!


Not taking anyone who writes for InfoWars serious but enjoy your bone broth though.

#16105 ubiquetous  

ubiquetous

Posted 14 December 2017 - 04:39 PM

I was working on TA D12 yesterday. I had it all planned out for achievements in the 1.01 to 1.10 range. Picked up my 1st achievement in FH3. For the 2nd I was supposed to finish an opponent with an ultimate ninjitsu (Y Y B ) in Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm. But I blocked 1 hit not realizing that was an achievement I didn't already have. And BAM ... I jumped ahead 150 achievements to 1.3895. How is finish an opponent with an ultimate ninjitsu a lower ratio than block 1 hit?

In the end I'll be able to complete D12 and thus the 12 Days of Christmas challenge overall. I have plenty of achievements left. Some of them will just require more time or more grinding.

#16106 cancerman1120   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   10529 Posts   Joined 8.4 Years Ago  

cancerman1120

Posted 14 December 2017 - 05:01 PM

So TA has their games of the year voting up so I went to the 2017 list of games and realized I have only played 5 games from 2017.  The backlog reigned supreme this year since I had my best year to year achievement increase with ~58,000 so far. 



#16107 crazedracerguy   Guitar Slinger! CAGiversary!   5537 Posts   Joined 11.9 Years Ago  

crazedracerguy

Posted 14 December 2017 - 05:43 PM

So TA has their games of the year voting up so I went to the 2017 list of games and realized I have only played 5 games from 2017. The backlog reigned supreme this year since I had my best year to year achievement increase with ~58,000 so far.


Holy crap! I was a beta tester for Live on the original Xbox and have been a member ever since and I only have 59,000 GS or so... I guess I just play too much CoD and not enough of everything else...

#16108 Sielanas  

Posted 14 December 2017 - 06:02 PM

Holy crap! I was a beta tester for Live on the original Xbox and have been a member ever since and I only have 59,000 GS or so... I guess I just play too much CoD and not enough of everything else...

Same here, still have the shirt and memory card, but I had a few year gap during the 360 era due to no wifi model, and I'm only just now breaking 30k. Plenty of PC time to reduce it, but never been a big GS hunter.



#16109 Spybreak9   $exy Game Scholar CAGiversary!   9435 Posts   Joined 11.8 Years Ago  

Posted 14 December 2017 - 06:15 PM

Is Horizon 3 worth the upgrade if you’re just playing around with 2?

Yes, a million times.

#16110 David Hibiki   You must be tired... CAGiversary!   11379 Posts   Joined 15.2 Years Ago  

David Hibiki

Posted 14 December 2017 - 06:30 PM

12/14/2017 the day net neutrality died

Can't wait to pay my ISP $20 a year more to use XBox Live