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#13441 Renzler   Dude CAGiversary!   1885 Posts   Joined 2.3 Years Ago  

Posted 17 July 2018 - 12:21 PM

game pass is a good option, Gears of war 4 is probably the best looking game on the system assuming you have HDR, and it's in gamepass


Thanks! I'll go for game pass.

#13442 jimbo8574   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   8232 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago  

Posted 17 July 2018 - 12:23 PM

Is Outbreak: The Nightmare Chronicles any good?  I have a small amount of credit that is about to expire.  The little I played of Mirror's Edge when I had EA access didn't grab me.  Figure I should grab something instead of letting it expire.  I have till the 24th so can wait and see if there is something better next week I guess.



#13443 awp   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   10006 Posts   Joined 16.7 Years Ago  

Posted 17 July 2018 - 12:32 PM

Is it on sale?


No. Just came out. I picked it up when it was $16 with GCU on Best Buy but they raised the price to $24 with GCU before it came out. Pretty expensive for an arcade game. I’m betting it will come down pretty quickly. But it is good!

#13444 p0rn0saur   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3092 Posts   Joined 13.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 17 July 2018 - 01:12 PM

I like how the spotlight sale part got "shortened" to light-sale. You can say that again Major. Went through and cleaned up my PS4 cart before that sale ends today. Deleted Final Fantasy X and X-2, pretty decent for $12 digital but I know I'll just never probably get to them, never even played X-2 before but alas....



#13445 SIX min WHISTLE   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4413 Posts   Joined 8.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 17 July 2018 - 02:06 PM

It doesn't looks like anyone pointed it out but the Fortnite sales end tomorrow unlike the other deals with Gold. 
 

Hard to say how worth it this mode is still going to be since it's still supposed to go free before the end of the year, but you still earn V-Bucks in it so I think I'll finally pick it up, and it's assumed that will go away when it goes free. This is the first sale in months.

 

 

I like how the spotlight sale part got "shortened" to light-sale. You can say that again Major. Went through and cleaned up my PS4 cart before that sale ends today. Deleted Final Fantasy X and X-2, pretty decent for $12 digital but I know I'll just never probably get to them, never even played X-2 before but alas....

I think a used disc for Final Fantasy is usually around this price all the time. I bought mine for about $14 like 6 months ago.



#13446 n64ra   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2652 Posts   Joined 13.1 Years Ago  

Posted 17 July 2018 - 02:13 PM

It really is time for a DLC sale. Like all 360 DLC is 50% or 75% off.  Preferably 75%.



#13447 Antarael Dulacre   Royal Dhampire CAGiversary!   2829 Posts   Joined 8.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 17 July 2018 - 02:53 PM

It really is time for a DLC sale. Like all 360 DLC is 50% or 75% off.  Preferably 75%.

Waiting for years now to actually happen, quite a chunk of the DLCs and/or games have been delisted by now...



#13448 .Beowulf  

Posted 17 July 2018 - 03:07 PM

It really is time for a DLC sale. Like all 360 DLC is 50% or 75% off.  Preferably 75%.

Since I knew this was never coming and own both systems I always just got my version of the games with good dlc for the ps3

 

main reason is the ps store often makes bundles or complete editions that one doesn't see on the xbox store and those bundles and complete have gone on sale more

 

the counter to that if someone has both systems would be it's WAY easier to get discounted xbox credit so although the dlc rarely goes on sale the easier access to  discounted credit does make it more affordable in the long run



#13449 gamegirlpocket   hope rides alone CAGiversary!   3195 Posts   Joined 4.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 17 July 2018 - 03:09 PM

Last night I booted up my PS3 for the first time in 2-3 years. It got demoted when I got the X1S because I didn't have enough HDMI slots but I wanted to take it for a spin on the new TV. Nice to see digital stuff still there, especially PS1 games, but most of them really don't look good on the TCL. 

 

More than anything, I'm reminded of why I prefer MS file management now. The PS3 is horrible at sorting games and getting a list of what you already own to reinstall stuff. Is the PS4 any better at content management? Because I think MS has done it pretty perfectly for the X1 OS.

 

Thanks! I'll go for game pass.

Game Pass also has a decent amount of exclusives (Halo 5, Gears Ultimate and the 360 games, the Fable 360 remaster) and some really great indie titles. Halo 5 also got a 4k update, and some of the 360 games that got X1X enhancements are on there (Gears 2 at least). Great way to sample how cool backwards compatibility is on X1, too.



#13450 bardockkun   Porn, Kitsch And Firearms CAGiversary!   14942 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 17 July 2018 - 03:14 PM

Last night I booted up my PS3 for the first time in 2-3 years. It got demoted when I got the X1S because I didn't have enough HDMI slots but I wanted to take it for a spin on the new TV. Nice to see digital stuff still there, especially PS1 games, but most of them really don't look good on the TCL. 

 

More than anything, I'm reminded of why I prefer MS file management now. The PS3 is horrible at sorting games and getting a list of what you already own to reinstall stuff. Is the PS4 any better at content management? Because I think MS has done it pretty perfectly for the X1 OS.

I Mean, the PS4 does it better than the PS3 (it really had no where to go, but up), but going from PS4 to XBox One sorting system is a bit jarring mostly because it doesn't really do a good job of telling you what is and isn't downloaded compared to the XBox One. It's still a huge upgrade from the PS3 (once more, how can it not?) but still not perfect,



#13451 p0rn0saur   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3092 Posts   Joined 13.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 17 July 2018 - 03:14 PM

Last night I booted up my PS3 for the first time in 2-3 years. It got demoted when I got the X1S because I didn't have enough HDMI slots but I wanted to take it for a spin on the new TV. Nice to see digital stuff still there, especially PS1 games, but most of them really don't look good on the TCL. 

 

More than anything, I'm reminded of why I prefer MS file management now. The PS3 is horrible at sorting games and getting a list of what you already own to reinstall stuff. Is the PS4 any better at content management? Because I think MS has done it pretty perfectly for the X1 OS.

 

Game Pass also has a decent amount of exclusives (Halo 5, Gears Ultimate and the 360 games, the Fable 360 remaster) and some really great indie titles. Halo 5 also got a 4k update, and some of the 360 games that got X1X enhancements are on there (Gears 2 at least). Great way to sample how cool backwards compatibility is on X1, too.

No not really at all, although the mainstream game media (trust me I'm not one of those types, but just this single issue burns me every time) will proclaim how much better the PS4 dashboard is than the Xbox Dashboard. I came back to a PS4 a couple months ago after having one at launch and a pretty sizable digital library of stuff and it's was a royal pain to find the stuff I still had from PSN Plus and other purchases. Ready to install for my digital library and when games get added in BC is so much nicer. Beyond that I think both dashboards are pretty much a draw, with the Party features of the Xbox being better as they have been forever. 



#13452 bardockkun   Porn, Kitsch And Firearms CAGiversary!   14942 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 17 July 2018 - 03:22 PM

And Target still hasn't cancelled my Red Dead Redemption 2 preorder from the Prime Day Glitch Day Coupon Madness Extravaganza. Now to hope it can survive the next three plus months so I can get it for hella cheap...



#13453 Inriri   Kung Fu Skeleton CAGiversary!   522 Posts   Joined 7.0 Years Ago  

Posted 17 July 2018 - 03:23 PM

My one annoyance with XB1's dashboard is there is no way to filter physical and digital games installed.



#13454 PageAndScreen   Assassin's Creed Fantatic CAGiversary!   200 Posts   Joined 13.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 17 July 2018 - 03:24 PM

Caved and bought the Marvel Ultimate Alliance bundle and Okami HD. I loved the first MUA on the 360 but never got around to finishing it, so maybe I will get to on the One X. Okami I have always seen people talk about but I have never played it myself, so I'm semi-excited to try it finally.



#13455 chnandler_bong   Unofficial CAG Headless Mad Comber of Comb Mountain CAGiversary!   11254 Posts   Joined 10.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 17 July 2018 - 03:29 PM

My one annoyance with XB1's dashboard is there is no way to filter physical and digital games installed.

It isn't a perfect solution (maybe not even a good one if you have too many games), but you can always create your own groups for that.



#13456 Inriri   Kung Fu Skeleton CAGiversary!   522 Posts   Joined 7.0 Years Ago  

Posted 17 July 2018 - 03:30 PM

Caved and bought the Marvel Ultimate Alliance bundle and Okami HD. I loved the first MUA on the 360 but never got around to finishing it, so maybe I will get to on the One X. Okami I have always seen people talk about but I have never played it myself, so I'm semi-excited to try it finally.

Just keep in mind that Okami has a very slow start.



#13457 gamegirlpocket   hope rides alone CAGiversary!   3195 Posts   Joined 4.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 17 July 2018 - 03:33 PM

No not really at all, although the mainstream game media (trust me I'm not one of those types, but just this single issue burns me every time) will proclaim how much better the PS4 dashboard is than the Xbox Dashboard. I came back to a PS4 a couple months ago after having one at launch and a pretty sizable digital library of stuff and it's was a royal pain to find the stuff I still had from PSN Plus and other purchases. Ready to install for my digital library and when games get added in BC is so much nicer. Beyond that I think both dashboards are pretty much a draw, with the Party features of the Xbox being better as they have been forever. 

I've only dabbled with the PS4 at my best friend's house, it may be aesthetically better, but the average user isn't thinking about managing lots of digital content, years with of PS+ games, especially for people who have been using PSN for 10+ years. For disc based games and casual players, it may be functionally better, but the idea of not having a Ready to Install list sounds like insanity to me. Steam has been doing it forever, not sure why Sony can't figure it out.



#13458 pittsnoggle   Lord CAGiversary!   4356 Posts   Joined 6.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 17 July 2018 - 03:55 PM

ps4 menu is very casual friendly, it is essentially just one row of every application the system booted recently, but the xbox one is so much better for sorting lots of information, the new gamepass section is pretty cool, just got the update this morning



#13459 Inriri   Kung Fu Skeleton CAGiversary!   522 Posts   Joined 7.0 Years Ago  

Posted 17 July 2018 - 03:59 PM

I've only dabbled with the PS4 at my best friend's house, it may be aesthetically better, but the average user isn't thinking about managing lots of digital content, years with of PS+ games, especially for people who have been using PSN for 10+ years. For disc based games and casual players, it may be functionally better, but the idea of not having a Ready to Install list sounds like insanity to me. Steam has been doing it forever, not sure why Sony can't figure it out.

It does have one.



#13460 gamegirlpocket   hope rides alone CAGiversary!   3195 Posts   Joined 4.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 17 July 2018 - 04:01 PM



#13461 bardockkun   Porn, Kitsch And Firearms CAGiversary!   14942 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 17 July 2018 - 04:05 PM

The cover for RUSE always just makes me think "they made a video game based on that late 90's show JAG??" which always shows my age and is a reminder I have no idea what that show was about.



#13462 jimbobvaquero  

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Posted 17 July 2018 - 04:08 PM

Hitman Summer Pack: which gives you the Episode 3 - Marrakesh level for free. Hopefully you all now have the first three levels.



#13463 gamegirlpocket   hope rides alone CAGiversary!   3195 Posts   Joined 4.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 17 July 2018 - 04:19 PM

The cover for RUSE always just makes me think "they made a video game based on that late 90's show JAG??" which always shows my age and is a reminder I have no idea what that show was about.

The guy on the right has an expression that says, "I really hope my CO doesn't small that wicked fart," and the guy on the left's expression says he already did and is really unhappy about it.



#13464 Lord Chabelo   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1164 Posts   Joined 12.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 17 July 2018 - 04:26 PM

Hitman Summer Pack: which gives you the Episode 3 - Marrakesh level for free. Hopefully you all now have the first three levels.


Thanks for the info, guess I missed Ep 2

#13465 p0rn0saur   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3092 Posts   Joined 13.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 17 July 2018 - 04:28 PM

My one annoyance with XB1's dashboard is there is no way to filter physical and digital games installed.

haha there is one way, just own digital ;) 



#13466 awp   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   10006 Posts   Joined 16.7 Years Ago  

Posted 17 July 2018 - 04:30 PM

https://twitter.com/...250595255889920


Dante’s Inferno was pretty good. Awesome that it’s going on Access!

#13467 Gideon68   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2746 Posts   Joined 16.2 Years Ago  

Posted 17 July 2018 - 04:32 PM

Can't get Hitman to work. Anyone else having issues?

Update - worked on my X1

#13468 entexman  

entexman

Posted 17 July 2018 - 04:33 PM

My one annoyance with XB1's dashboard is there is no way to filter physical and digital games installed.

 

 

haha there is one way, just own digital ;)

Or just look at your collection of disks and make a group for your disk based games. Seriously I have like 8 XBox One disks and I own over 300 Xbox One titles. 



#13469 p0rn0saur   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3092 Posts   Joined 13.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 17 July 2018 - 04:43 PM

Yeah the new "group" system in the last update is another thing with the MS Dashboard that I'm finding to be a really nice feature, helps having an obscene amount of games. 



#13470 flybrione   Guitar Solo CAGiversary!   3607 Posts   Joined 16.6 Years Ago  

Posted 17 July 2018 - 04:57 PM

I've only dabbled with the PS4 at my best friend's house, it may be aesthetically better, but the average user isn't thinking about managing lots of digital content, years with of PS+ games, especially for people who have been using PSN for 10+ years. For disc based games and casual players, it may be functionally better, but the idea of not having a Ready to Install list sounds like insanity to me. Steam has been doing it forever, not sure why Sony can't figure it out.

PS4 Library feature sorts by purchase date, install date and size. It also has a tab to sort through my PS Plus Library of games. It has a disc icon by disc based installs and also filters DLC pretty well. You can find what is not installed on a PS4 very easily by using the install tab. I really wish I could hide all the unnecessary system content on the PS4 dash that I never use but I just placed it in a folder and hope it will be pushed to the back of my folder group eventually.

 

I think that both the Xbox and PS4 interfaces are really well done and each has great features.
I am enjoying creating home groups on my Xbox One. I have one for my Gamepass games, Xbox One Digital and 360 BC games. Now I rarely have to go to my games and apps for anything.

 

Each system has it perks and if you spend enough time with both you can really manage your game library well on both.