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#18481 Spybreak9   $exy Game Scholar CAGiversary!   9435 Posts   Joined 13.1 Years Ago  

Posted 07 January 2018 - 06:35 PM

That's all fine and all but you gotta stop and smell the roses.

#18482 Spybreak9   $exy Game Scholar CAGiversary!   9435 Posts   Joined 13.1 Years Ago  

Posted 07 January 2018 - 07:46 PM

F1 2015 was also the worst entry in the series since Codemasters took over in 2010. It’s like they weren’t entirely sure how to make a game for the Xbox One.


Eh, I like the FIFA, NHL & F1 games but I usually just play whatever year there is, I don't play then year in year out with each iteration that comes out. Thought about picking up the NHL/FIFA bundle they had on sale and then figured I'm ok playing NHL/FIFA 16 tbh.

#18483 braiiins   Braiiins CAGiversary!   1023 Posts   Joined 4.8 Years Ago  

Posted 07 January 2018 - 08:15 PM

Just for shits and giggles I counted how many of the Game Pass games I own: out of 164 I own at least 81.
 
Still probably going to get a year code for cheap off fleabay before my month expires.


Do you find there's plenty for you to still play then? Saw this post and decided to count myself. The list didn't make a distinction between 360 and X1 games so I'm not positive if mine's correct; I got 79.

The only game I don't own off the top of my head I'd probably give a shot is Halo 5 but I haven't played MCC yet.

#18484 PsiScream   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   289 Posts   Joined 7.4 Years Ago  

Posted 07 January 2018 - 08:17 PM

Today is the last day to pick up those free Minecraft skin packs.  I wanted to get them for the Win10 edition, and encountered the same error I've been having with my Windows 10 Xbox app as well:

 

"We can't sign you in right now (0x406)"

 

I'd looked into this before, but never found the solution, even on Microsoft's own forums.  Turns out the solution is remarkably simple - just install the free Xbox Identity App and it will magically work again.  Why this wasn't included in Windows Update, or even referred to in the error message, I'll never understand.

 

https://www.microsof...ps/9wzdncrd1hkw



#18485 cancerman1120   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   10726 Posts   Joined 9.7 Years Ago  

cancerman1120

Posted 07 January 2018 - 08:26 PM

Meant to post these over the holidays. Many of you have these games but I don't need them so I hope some of you might. Sorry there are no dashes.

 

Alan Wake

 

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Gears of War

 

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Gears of War 2

 

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Gears of War 3

 

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Gears of War: Judgement

 

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#18486 Outlaw1986   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   841 Posts   Joined 7.2 Years Ago  

Outlaw1986

Posted 07 January 2018 - 08:53 PM

Thanks, I took the 2nd Gears 2 code because when Microsoft gave me the other 3 free the Gears 2 code said already used for some reason so now I have those 4. :)

#18487 pittsnoggle   Lord CAGiversary!   4352 Posts   Joined 5.9 Years Ago  

pittsnoggle

Posted 07 January 2018 - 08:58 PM

I have gears 1,2,3 on disc, got codes for them with gears ultimate edition, got codes with gears of war 4, and some of them were games with gold, wild how many times MS gave them away



#18488 Cage017   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4933 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

Posted 07 January 2018 - 09:02 PM

Here I was planning on playing Gears of War 4 and they want me to download 40 GB to start the game. Will I be able to play this by Date Night?

 

And Homefront: The Revolution isn't that good: Graphical glitches while driving a motorcycle, A.I. that just stands around when you approach them, and graphical mishaps at the die screen. Scope shooting is off too.



#18489 MOStateSuperman   I eat birds and planes for breakfast. CAGiversary!   419 Posts   Joined 7.8 Years Ago  

MOStateSuperman

Posted 07 January 2018 - 09:25 PM

Today is the last day to pick up those free Minecraft skin packs.


I am having a heck of a time figuring out which packs are free.

#18490 captbrannigan  

captbrannigan

Posted 07 January 2018 - 09:32 PM

I got three codes for that game from them, plus I also got it from GWG. So I used one and gave the other two away here.


Crap! I thought I recognized the name but it showed a buy button when I checked the store page. My bro's account has it and I log in for us both to claim them, so I very likely had it already.

#18491 PsiScream   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   289 Posts   Joined 7.4 Years Ago  

Posted 07 January 2018 - 09:41 PM

And Homefront: The Revolution isn't that good: Graphical glitches while driving a motorcycle, A.I. that just stands around when you approach them, and graphical mishaps at the die screen. Scope shooting is off too.

Ya, it's not perfect, but given that I listed it as one of my top games of 2017 I feel compelled to chip in.  Like a lot of shooters, the vehicle dynamics leave a lot to be desired, and my solution was just not to use the bike.  There are only a few places where you must use it thankfully.  There is bullet drop to account for which may be impacting your sniping. 

 

As for the enemy AI, what difficulty are you playing on and how far along are you?  The game layers on the difficulty, and having played it through twice (including Deathwish difficulty) I don't think you'll be lacking a challenge at different points.   There is a stealth mechanic too, so it is possible to creep quite close.

 

As for the overall quality of the game, I think the campaign blows games like Battefront 2 out of the water.  Like all games, it depends what you're looking for, but you could do a LOT worse for $10 than the full Homefront bundle.

 

I am having a heck of a time figuring out which packs are free.

Here's the link https://minecraft.ne...ites-free-again

 

They were easy to find in the Windows 10 edition store, but I don't think they are available for the older 'Xbox One Edition'; might be Better Together only.



#18492 FriskyTanuki   I have a piano CAGiversary!   69302 Posts   Joined 16.2 Years Ago  

FriskyTanuki

Posted 07 January 2018 - 10:03 PM

I am having a heck of a time figuring out which packs are free.

Go to the Store and scroll down to a Last Chance section, assuming XB1 is like the W10 version. That should have the items in the article linked above.



#18493 bob101910   Cammy's Cat CAGiversary!   4291 Posts   Joined 8.7 Years Ago  

Posted 07 January 2018 - 10:04 PM

Also enjoyed what I've played of Homefront. Bought it for a few dollars at Redbox, but haven't played much. I tend to neglect my physical games :(

#18494 DGenerateKane   Former Kanenite CAGiversary!   677 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

DGenerateKane

Posted 07 January 2018 - 10:36 PM

Ya, it's not perfect, but given that I listed it as one of my top games of 2017 I feel compelled to chip in.  Like a lot of shooters, the vehicle dynamics leave a lot to be desired, and my solution was just not to use the bike.  There are only a few places where you must use it thankfully.  There is bullet drop to account for which may be impacting your sniping. 

 

As for the enemy AI, what difficulty are you playing on and how far along are you?  The game layers on the difficulty, and having played it through twice (including Deathwish difficulty) I don't think you'll be lacking a challenge at different points.   There is a stealth mechanic too, so it is possible to creep quite close.

 

As for the overall quality of the game, I think the campaign blows games like Battefront 2 out of the water.  Like all games, it depends what you're looking for, but you could do a LOT worse for $10 than the full Homefront bundle.

 

Here's the link https://minecraft.ne...ites-free-again

 

They were easy to find in the Windows 10 edition store, but I don't think they are available for the older 'Xbox One Edition'; might be Better Together only.

Thanks for the link. I'll let my girlfriend know she should download them tonight if she wants them.



#18495 whitereflection   Shake well before serving CAGiversary!   5393 Posts   Joined 16.0 Years Ago  

whitereflection

Posted 07 January 2018 - 10:51 PM

It's too late for East Coast people, but GameStop is doing a promo where buying a 3-month XBL code gets you another 3 months plus a Rocket League code. People who bought it in-store aren't getting RL codes but a third 3-month code. So three 3-month XBL codes for $24.99 isn't bad at all.

#18496 ubiquetous  

ubiquetous

Posted 07 January 2018 - 11:01 PM

It's too late for East Coast people, but GameStop is doing a promo where buying a 3-month XBL code gets you another 3 months plus a Rocket League code. People who bought it in-store aren't getting RL codes but a third 3-month code. So three 3-month XBL codes for $24.99 isn't bad at all.

Can confirm. Just worked for me on east coast. Did 18 months for $49.98.

Edit: Be aware codes printed on reciept are good until 6/30/2018. May want to take that into consideration as I think you can only be paid ahead 3 years on your XBL membership.

#18497 MOStateSuperman   I eat birds and planes for breakfast. CAGiversary!   419 Posts   Joined 7.8 Years Ago  

MOStateSuperman

Posted 07 January 2018 - 11:07 PM

Here's the link https://minecraft.ne...ites-free-again

They were easy to find in the Windows 10 edition store, but I don't think they are available for the older 'Xbox One Edition'; might be Better Together only.


Thanks for the link! I picked everything up from the 12 days promo and didn’t realize this was a second chance at those pieces of DLC. That’s why I was missing them.

#18498 genesis49  

Posted 07 January 2018 - 11:29 PM

Meant to post these over the holidays. Many of you have these games but I don't need them so I hope some of you might. Sorry there are no dashes.

Alan Wake

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Tried to get one of these.... Both taken by someone not surprisingly. Didn't expect them to actually last 3 hours, but a guy can hope. Nice drop anyway.

#18499 praxus07  

Posted 07 January 2018 - 11:42 PM

Wish this flu would go away already, bought so much off the holiday sale and barely played anything yet with feeling so shitty. All I've done since new years is binge watch Every episode of Everybody Loves Raymond and The Golden Girls lol.

#18500 chnandler_bong   Unofficial CAG Headless Mad Comber of Comb Mountain CAGiversary!   10661 Posts   Joined 9.1 Years Ago  

chnandler_bong

Posted 07 January 2018 - 11:48 PM

^ I'll never forget the line:  "Your feet smell like a skunk that crawled out of the ass of another skunk."

 

This weekend I joined two clubs:

 

The 4K Club:  I bought the 4K TV that GS offers because I had points out the wazzoo.  My first impression:  Destiny looked good and it looked smooth, but the lag on it was disembowelingly noticeable.  The TV was going to go in my office to replace the Roku TV that crapped out after only 15 months of incredibly light use, but instead my wife snagged it for her office.  Now if I can get her to watch some 4K content on it I think the seed will have been planted.

 

The FH3 Club:  Still having GS points out the wazzoo, I bought the FH3+Hot Wheels 500GB console for a decent price with the intention of trading the game back in to offset the cost, but apparently it is a code.  I may have to play it instead. :)



#18501 chnandler_bong   Unofficial CAG Headless Mad Comber of Comb Mountain CAGiversary!   10661 Posts   Joined 9.1 Years Ago  

chnandler_bong

Posted 07 January 2018 - 11:49 PM



#18502 chriscolbert   Everything right is wrong again CAGiversary!   3364 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

chriscolbert

Posted 07 January 2018 - 11:52 PM

Day one of vacation at a snowy Outer Banks and it's pretty surreal. Downloadapalooza has commenced as I celebrate uncapped internet for the week. Woo-hoo!

#18503 Cage017   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4933 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

Posted 08 January 2018 - 03:42 AM

Ya, it's not perfect, but given that I listed it as one of my top games of 2017 I feel compelled to chip in.  Like a lot of shooters, the vehicle dynamics leave a lot to be desired, and my solution was just not to use the bike.  There are only a few places where you must use it thankfully.  There is bullet drop to account for which may be impacting your sniping. 

 

As for the enemy AI, what difficulty are you playing on and how far along are you?  The game layers on the difficulty, and having played it through twice (including Deathwish difficulty) I don't think you'll be lacking a challenge at different points.   There is a stealth mechanic too, so it is possible to creep quite close.

I'm playing it on easy and got "The Brain". I'm enjoying the game more with a shotgun since the shooting feels more premise.

 

I did solve another problem where I forgot I can unequip a weapon which makes travel easier. I would like to see a motorcycle a little more often since I am running .. a lot.   

 

There is no lack of challenge, although the "Hearts and Minds" challenge was annoying since it doesn't track an objective you already completed (cutting wires, saving civiilan) and I found myself doing the same thing over and over since it doesn't reset at a Game Over. 



#18504 Razzel   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   649 Posts   Joined 10.7 Years Ago  

Posted 08 January 2018 - 04:07 AM

So is this the first week we can expect/hope for some new updates in terms of BC or enhanced games?

#18505 Previously someTooL  

Previously someTooL

Posted 08 January 2018 - 04:30 AM

Been playing Gears 4 with the $1 game pass. Looks like a easy finish by the 22nd. Anyways...playing it has brought back some nostalgia to play the first with my son. Anyone have an extra code I could load on his new to him 360 would be appreciated.

#18506 PsiScream   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   289 Posts   Joined 7.4 Years Ago  

Posted 08 January 2018 - 05:05 AM

The topic has come up before about how much game time is needed to appreciate a game, with some people weighing in at less time, and others (mostly me I guess) saying that more time is necessary.   I completed Prey this weekend, and would say that is a game that requires almost a full playthrough before it becomes truly fun.  After that though, you know the maps and mechanics so well that subsequent runs are much more enjoyable.

 

Next on the list is the new Hitman, which is also TA's playlist game for January.  I started it tonight, and after about 4 hours I'm frustrated as hell.  The game is tough!  The prelude was ok, but the Paris map is huge and I'm stymied at every turn.  Throwing in the towel for the night I found this on Reddit: https://www.reddit.c...really_suck_at/

 

The first response says it all:

 

I felt the exact same way when I first got the game and I'm a long time Hitman veteran. After about 10 or so hours, you'll start to get really good at it and learn how things work. Just keep trying and pushing through the "am I an idiot?" phase.

So, at 10 hours, I have 6 hours left of frustration before the game will start to be enjoyable.  Hopefully I make it :beer:



#18507 FriskyTanuki   I have a piano CAGiversary!   69302 Posts   Joined 16.2 Years Ago  

FriskyTanuki

Posted 08 January 2018 - 05:31 AM

Next on the list is the new Hitman, which is also TA's playlist game for January.  I started it tonight, and after about 4 hours I'm frustrated as hell.  The game is tough!  The prelude was ok, but the Paris map is huge and I'm stymied at every turn.  Throwing in the towel for the night I found this on Reddit: https://www.reddit.c...really_suck_at/

If you want an easy mode, just follow one of the opportunities for the main targets and do what it tells you.



#18508 David Hibiki   You must be tired... CAGiversary!   11587 Posts   Joined 16.5 Years Ago  

David Hibiki

Posted 08 January 2018 - 08:00 AM

So is this the first week we can expect/hope for some new updates in terms of BC or enhanced games?

We should see titles this week. Major Nelson said no new releases till the new year. Team should have been back at work sometime mid to late last week. Wouldn't be surprised to see nothing Tuesday but Thursday should be almost guaranteed.

 

Some new PUBG patch going live around 4amish apparently.



#18509 entexman   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   271 Posts   Joined 13.2 Years Ago  

entexman

Posted 08 January 2018 - 09:55 AM

We should see titles this week. Major Nelson said no new releases till the new year. Team should have been back at work sometime mid to late last week. Wouldn't be surprised to see nothing Tuesday but Thursday should be almost guaranteed.

 

Some new PUBG patch going live around 4amish apparently.

After watching "This week on XBox" from last week I get the impression we may be waiting another week at least. Major Nelson says something like "things will be slow for the next couple of weeks." 

 

Here is a link to the episode:  https://majornelson....anuary-05-2018/



#18510 Bloomy   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   5955 Posts   Joined 13.3 Years Ago  

Posted 08 January 2018 - 12:04 PM

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