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#15121 elitewillie   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2114 Posts   Joined 12.5 Years Ago  

elitewillie

Posted 04 August 2018 - 05:31 PM

How many times do you watch a 4K DVD you buy? I watch movies once. I don't see the value in buying a $20 4K DVD to watch once. On the other hand $14 a month for Netflix is a huge value in my opinion.

I'm actually canceling Netflix once i'm done with a few series. Gonna put the extra money towards going to the theaters or buying 4k DVDs. Getting HDR/4k and adding a second streamer is running me about $14 a month. So my gaming backlog is gonna be free. I'll still have Amazon Prime so I can watch Prime streaming but I heard It's pretty meh compared to Netflix.

There's also redbox and they do free rentals every few days so I think I'm good.


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#15122 David Hibiki   You must be tired... CAGiversary!   11526 Posts   Joined 15.9 Years Ago  

David Hibiki

Posted 04 August 2018 - 05:33 PM

How many times do you watch a 4K DVD you buy? I watch movies once. I don't see the value in buying a $20 4K DVD to watch once. On the other hand $14 a month for Netflix is a huge value in my opinion.
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Not many times, It will be mostly be for going out to the movies or redboxing.. but the funding will be there for the 4K DVDS. I don't use netflix as much as I use to and want to focus more on gaming generally.



#15123 Mikeyjl87   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   513 Posts   Joined 15.7 Years Ago  

Posted 04 August 2018 - 05:40 PM

CAG Warning: Do NOT play the free trial of Yoku's Island Express. At the end of the trial, you WILL open your wallet and end up buying the game. You have been WARNED!

 

 

Seriously though I did not think I would have as much fun as I did playing the trial that theres a slight chance I will be picking it up before the sale ends. The only thing holding me back is the fact Dead Cells releases Tuesday. We'll find out come Date Night...



#15124 bardockkun   Porn, Kitsch And Firearms CAGiversary!   13567 Posts   Joined 13.3 Years Ago  

bardockkun

Posted 04 August 2018 - 05:40 PM

I Use to just buy whatever game if it's cheap and heard at least okay things about, but now my backlog has gone into "lololol good luck" territory so now with nearly all my game purchases now I check metacritic and see the average score and read some of the reviews. It's helped a bit, but holy shit I still buy HD'er remasters when they get cheap and I think that's my biggest downfall because I think I like the familiarity in a game of not having to think too much. Kinda like watching Die Hard or whatever when it's on TV despite seeing it thousands of times and owning it on blu and digital, etc.



#15125 RedPandaKids  

RedPandaKids

Posted 04 August 2018 - 06:23 PM

Thinking about getting a sound bar to go with my TCL and retiring my clunky audio receiver, since I originally bought it for managing multiple component video inputs, and now basically everything I use is HDMI. Can anyone recommend a good one? Preferably with a sub for around $100. Don't need anything top of the line, just good enough.


I think the diff between a sound bar and tv is so great that any of them you find on good sale (sub 100) will make you enjoy the upgrade. Maybe others have preferences but my only requirement would be compatible with whatever inputs you need

#15126 ChrisD0811   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   166 Posts   Joined 6.4 Years Ago  

Posted 04 August 2018 - 06:36 PM

Thinking about getting a sound bar to go with my TCL and retiring my clunky audio receiver, since I originally bought it for managing multiple component video inputs, and now basically everything I use is HDMI. Can anyone recommend a good one? Preferably with a sub for around $100. Don't need anything top of the line, just good enough.


If youre willing to spend just a few bucks more, this one from Vizio is what i use in our bedroom. Great sound quality unless youre looking to BLARE it. Bestbuy product number is SB3621N-E8M. It is 2.1 channel, so you get two speakers in the bar and a subwoofer.

#15127 underhanded505  

underhanded505

Posted 04 August 2018 - 07:59 PM

Great conversation about this topic. I'm a wierdo in that I like to go for achievement points even though my gamerscore just topped 40k. Being terrible at most games doesn't help.

Stupidly I got gamepass recently for cheap in anticipation of FH4, so that's even more options.

I think I'll take the advice, just purged a bunch of stuff from my HD and pushed back into the ready to install tab. Focus!

#15128 GamerSavage   The Throwback Kid CAGiversary!   1077 Posts   Joined 6.7 Years Ago  

GamerSavage

Posted 04 August 2018 - 09:54 PM

Speaking of decision paralysis and arranging the backlog into something manageable, time for me to start doing something about mine. I'll start by adding groups with folder names like "play now," "play later," and "continuous play" or something along those lines. My problem is I want to play games but then freeze up while trying to decide what to play. I wind playing nothing, playing something in short bursts, or just watching TV.

 

There are some games in my backlog that can easily be knocked out in a few hours. Some of the games that will take longer to finish can wait. Sports games with career and franchise/dynasty modes would likely fall under "Continuous/Extended Play." Thanks to everyone in this thread for giving me the push I desperately needed to get going in the right direction. :D



#15129 M-10  

Posted 04 August 2018 - 10:29 PM

CAG Warning: Do NOT play the free trial of Yoku's Island Express. At the end of the trial, you WILL open your wallet and end up buying the game. You have been WARNED!

 

 

Seriously though I did not think I would have as much fun as I did playing the trial that theres a slight chance I will be picking it up before the sale ends. The only thing holding me back is the fact Dead Cells releases Tuesday. We'll find out come Date Night...

I would add this game to my wish list if XBox had one. Fun game and once it hits $10 or less I will definitely pick it up and finish.



#15130 Donken   President & CEO CAGiversary!   3510 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  

Posted 04 August 2018 - 10:51 PM

Someone was asking if Marvel Ult Alliance was easy to couch coop, my sons and I are 3 player coop and no issues, we are all signed into our accounts and getting achievements.

#15131 xbox_man   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   782 Posts   Joined 6.9 Years Ago  

Posted 04 August 2018 - 11:25 PM

I'd redownload the game and test it on a differennt profile.

I try not signed in, still did not work, even tried offline and no difference.



#15132 IchiroVader   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   36 Posts   Joined 9.7 Years Ago  

IchiroVader

Posted 04 August 2018 - 11:33 PM

14 day xbox live code that's been sitting around for the last year:

 

N3KC9-**MPG-TMWDF-CJ6H8-###4F

 

** - first two characters of Chris Jericho's Nickname

 

### - Mazda that came after RX4, and before RX8



#15133 Sielanas  

Posted 05 August 2018 - 12:02 AM

I have a Vizio sound bar with wireless sub plus 2 rear speakers, got it on sale for around 150 I think.

A way to mitigate buying 4k discs is selling off the digital copies in the trading forum. New releases go for around $10. I would never pay for Netflix on my own (that's money for another wrestling streaming service!), but free with T-Mobile is worth it.

#15134 Cage017   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4868 Posts   Joined 10.4 Years Ago  

Posted 05 August 2018 - 12:31 AM

When in doubt, play Megaman.

 

P.S.: Megaman X3 is harder than I remembered. I can't beat any of the robot masters in my playthru from .... 10 years ago?  The last time I had that feeling was with Mighty No. 9 - although I did eventually beat some bosses and enjoyed the game as a result.



#15135 Bloomy   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   5570 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  

Posted 05 August 2018 - 01:22 AM

Studios Lancer for logging in to Gears 4 today.  Studios Snub tomorrow.  Logging in to the online card companion also works.

 

Golden Gun event and challenge running this week, with the Heartbeat and Flaming Boltok available.  Double XP throughout August, with a weekly rotating ranked playlist also getting 4x XP starting the 13th.

 

https://gearsofwar.c...atsup-aug2-2018

 

Took me about an hour to complete the event and unlock the skins.  A bit off pace for the Ruby Scion challenge, 1856 / 6000 kills.



#15136 Super Strider TurbulenceEX   Son of the Old Gods CAG Veteran   374 Posts   Joined 0.8 Years Ago  

Super Strider TurbulenceEX

Posted 05 August 2018 - 01:45 AM

I try not signed in, still did not work, even tried offline and no difference.

Contact support man, this sounds like something they may have to refund you for. 

I got an Xbox problem of my own now. My Xbox One X that I bought in June doesn't read discs anymore, so I gotta get that sent off for repairs sometime next week. On the bright (?) side, all this talk of decision fatigue made go through my HDDs and delete like 400+ games I knew I wasn't going to play anytime soon. The bad (?) news is that I still have 400+ games downloaded but at least I've been able to pin games I knew for sure I wanted to play and start enjoying them. I've neglected the likes of Shantae for far too long in favor of lesser games that I just 'wanted to get out of the way'.

 

Also, nothing sucks more than trying to get back into an rpg you've set aside for too long. Stuff like Final Fantasy XV, Witcher 3, Pier Sol, Elex, etc I've sunk at least 20 hours in (I'm like 60 hours into Witcher 3) but it's been so long that I feel detached from the experience.



#15137 Super Strider TurbulenceEX   Son of the Old Gods CAG Veteran   374 Posts   Joined 0.8 Years Ago  

Super Strider TurbulenceEX

Posted 05 August 2018 - 01:49 AM

Oh, and regarding the X collection: What's worse Mega Man X6 or X7? I'm leaning towards X6 because despite having one of the greatest soundtracks in gaming history, the entire game feels like a giant middle finger to the player. It's filled to the brim with cheap design for the sole purpose of wasting your time and frustrating you. 



#15138 Biggquis   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2367 Posts   Joined 9.6 Years Ago  

Posted 05 August 2018 - 02:39 AM

Speaking of decision paralysis and arranging the backlog into something manageable, time for me to start doing something about mine. I'll start by adding groups with folder names like "play now," "play later," and "continuous play" or something along those lines. My problem is I want to play games but then freeze up while trying to decide what to play. I wind playing nothing, playing something in short bursts, or just watching TV.

 

There are some games in my backlog that can easily be knocked out in a few hours. Some of the games that will take longer to finish can wait. Sports games with career and franchise/dynasty modes would likely fall under "Continuous/Extended Play." Thanks to everyone in this thread for giving me the push I desperately needed to get going in the right direction. :D

Man... between the X1, PS4, Switch, Netflix, Hulu, Prime Video, and Moviepass, I don't do anything but sleep on my days off :(.  I did manage to make it out to two movies this week, which is the first time I've been since sometime in June.  I fear that the minute I cancel any of the services, I'll want to use it again.  To those of you with Hulu, I'm loving Castle Rock so far



#15139 Biggquis   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2367 Posts   Joined 9.6 Years Ago  

Posted 05 August 2018 - 02:40 AM

I have a Vizio sound bar with wireless sub plus 2 rear speakers, got it on sale for around 150 I think.

A way to mitigate buying 4k discs is selling off the digital copies in the trading forum. New releases go for around $10. I would never pay for Netflix on my own (that's money for another wrestling streaming service!), but free with T-Mobile is worth it.

That reminds me... that's one long time subscription I had, that I actually had the guts to cancel.  Hadn't watched anything on it since Summerslam



#15140 darthfracas   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   747 Posts   Joined 7.1 Years Ago  

darthfracas

Posted 05 August 2018 - 04:40 AM

So I started Forza Horizon 2 tonight. Had three years of Forza rewards bonus credits waiting for me, so I’m starting with 20 million credits in the bank.

As they say about motor sports, if you want to make a small fortune, start with a large fortune!

#15141 Gideon68   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2265 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

Posted 05 August 2018 - 04:44 AM

So I started Forza Horizon 2 tonight. Had three years of Forza rewards bonus credits waiting for me, so I’m starting with 20 million credits in the bank.

As they say about motor sports, if you want to make a small fortune, start with a large fortune!

Nice... I finished the game last year and started it up today. It's just as fun just driving around as I remember it to be.

 

As for movies just watched:

 

MI: Fallout - I still don't like Tom Cruise as the lead but the movie was good.

 

The Spy Who Dumped Me - This was enjoyable. Kate McKinnon's character was hard to like but I guess that's the way the character was supposed to be.

 

Aquaman Trailer - High hopes after seeing this. Clips seem on par with the Marvel movies.



#15142 pittsnoggle   Lord CAGiversary!   4347 Posts   Joined 5.3 Years Ago  

pittsnoggle

Posted 05 August 2018 - 05:21 AM

checked out Dandara since it got added to gamepass, don't recomment at all, played a few minutes and am def not going back



#15143 bardockkun   Porn, Kitsch And Firearms CAGiversary!   13567 Posts   Joined 13.3 Years Ago  

bardockkun

Posted 05 August 2018 - 05:28 AM

Hey ReCore is $5 for realsies this time. At Best Buy before GCU. Same with Gears of War Ultimate Edition.

 

https://www.bestbuy....p?skuId=9093265

 

https://www.bestbuy....p?skuId=9094122



#15144 Biggquis   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2367 Posts   Joined 9.6 Years Ago  

Posted 05 August 2018 - 05:43 AM

Hey ReCore is $5 for realsies this time. At Best Buy before GCU. Same with Gears of War Ultimate Edition.

 

https://www.bestbuy....p?skuId=9093265

 

https://www.bestbuy....p?skuId=9094122

Aren't both of those on Gamepass? :)



#15145 BobbyTastic   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   8452 Posts   Joined 8.2 Years Ago  

BobbyTastic

Posted 05 August 2018 - 06:17 AM

BobbyTastic is the winner of LA Cops!

 

Thanks for all those that entered. That's probably the most likes I'll get for a post ever.

Well, that was a surprise. I think that's my first win in here ever.

The sad thing is I got extra hyped because I mixed up with "This Is The Police", but it's still something I'd play.

In any case, thanks a ton for the contest.



#15146 BobbyTastic   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   8452 Posts   Joined 8.2 Years Ago  

BobbyTastic

Posted 05 August 2018 - 06:20 AM

Aren't both of those on Gamepass? :)

They are. Gears isn't a problem to own physically but Recore is kind of a waste because A) the Definitive Edition update isn't included on the original disc so you'll have a lengthy download and B) Recore is Play Anywhere so owning it physically screws you out of having it on W10 for free.

I'd buy Recore digitally for $5 in a heartbeat, though I'd probably wait until I had an X to play it on.



#15147 even13flow   Founder of GamerNation CAGiversary!   510 Posts   Joined 6.4 Years Ago  

Posted 05 August 2018 - 04:03 PM

So I'm doing some research on Forza Horizon 4 and it seems that the best pre-order spot is at Gamestop of all places. It looks like they have a bonus Aston Martin DB11 and T-shirt (whether real or Avatar I can't figure out) I don't see any pre-order incentives on Microsoft's side. Best Buy has a Camaro ZL1...Anybody aware of any other places that have anything worth mentioning? I'm going digital btw.

 

I was on the fence about pre-ordering the Ultimate Edition because I just got the 6 month pass sub during E3 but I can't live with the standard edition. I'm a Forza freak and don't think I can do without VIP and all the other perks, including playing 5 days early.

 

For my money, the Horizon series is the best racing ever and makes it extremely difficult to go back to normal "track" racing.



#15148 gamegirlpocket   hope rides alone CAGiversary!   2242 Posts   Joined 3.3 Years Ago  

gamegirlpocket

Posted 05 August 2018 - 05:22 PM

They are. Gears isn't a problem to own physically but Recore is kind of a waste because A) the Definitive Edition update isn't included on the original disc so you'll have a lengthy download and B) Recore is Play Anywhere so owning it physically screws you out of having it on W10 for free.
I'd buy Recore digitally for $5 in a heartbeat, though I'd probably wait until I had an X to play it on.

I would add that ReCore does not have a ton of replayability, I really enjoyed my time with it but I don't think I'll ever played again. Which makes it perfect for Game Pass. Gears of War is a bit more oriented towards multiple playthroughs, cooperative play, multiplayer.

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#15149 Mikeyjl87   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   513 Posts   Joined 15.7 Years Ago  

Posted 05 August 2018 - 05:53 PM

So I'm doing some research on Forza Horizon 4 and it seems that the best pre-order spot is at Gamestop of all places. It looks like they have a bonus Aston Martin DB11 and T-shirt (whether real or Avatar I can't figure out) I don't see any pre-order incentives on Microsoft's side. Best Buy has a Camaro ZL1...Anybody aware of any other places that have anything worth mentioning? I'm going digital btw.

I was on the fence about pre-ordering the Ultimate Edition because I just got the 6 month pass sub during E3 but I can't live with the standard edition. I'm a Forza freak and don't think I can do without VIP and all the other perks, including playing 5 days early.

For my money, the Horizon series is the best racing ever and makes it extremely difficult to go back to normal "track" racing.


Amazon is offering a 2016 Porsche 911 GT3RS as a pre-order bonus.

That t-shirt looks to be for your in-game character because Wal-Mart is offering a Bomber jacket as a pre-order bonus.

#15150 lilytrabbit   404: Tag Not Found CAGiversary!   300 Posts   Joined 10.0 Years Ago  

lilytrabbit

Posted 05 August 2018 - 06:03 PM

In June of 2016 XCom was part of the games with gold and I remember installing the game on my 360 and selling my disc, I was going to download and play the game on my One but it doesn't show under my to be installed section. Check my purchase history and the spot where that purchase should be located says 'Content Unavailable'.

 

Out of all the games from that month Goat Simulator, The Crew, Super Meatboy, XCom is the only one not showing in my list of purchases or in the games Ready to Install or the Installed list. Does the game show for anyone else or is it missing?