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#16471 ArugulaZ   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1832 Posts   Joined 16.0 Years Ago  

Posted 28 August 2018 - 02:19 AM

What's that countdown stuff? Is that for games about to go on sale or games about to leave Game Pass?

Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite is the first game in the series since X-men vs Street Fighter that wasn't fun for me to play. There's no aux controller compatibility on the PS4 (a huge no-no) and the CPU is vicious unless you close in and tap light punch for cheesy auto-combos. Graphics are average, presentation is bland, story mode is dumb beyond words... people say the gameplay makes up for all that but I'm not even thrilled with THAT. There's no wonder it was a flop... if Capcom didn't care, why should anyone else?

#16472 SIX min WHISTLE   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4413 Posts   Joined 8.8 Years Ago  

SIX min WHISTLE

Posted 28 August 2018 - 02:21 AM

I just assumed the servers were down since ive never actually made it into an online match. I've sat for 20-30 minutes and never entered a match

It's the abysmal reception the game had, coupled with the fact that most fighting game players play on PS4. I think most fans of the class Vs. Capcom games are either playing Dragonball FighterZ or the the port of Ultimate MvC3.

Come to think of it I hope Soul Calibur manages to maintain a decent playerbase on Xbox. With V I really like the big regional lobbies, but after a while no one was in them, and 360 was the dominant fighting game console last gen.



#16473 An Orange Cat   Pet My Fur CAGiversary!   1463 Posts   Joined 12.7 Years Ago  

An Orange Cat

Posted 28 August 2018 - 02:24 AM

My disc version of the MCC also says 74gb for the update even without owning an X. That's a monster of a game. I guess I'll get it out of the way before my data cap resets.

*Edit* Pretty interesting stuff. That intelligent download or whatever is neat. You can change the download order of the games and if you want single player or multiplayer. For anyone curious...Halo CE 3.5gb...Halo 2 44.1gb...Halo 3 11.7gb...ODST 8.2gb...Halo 4 18.8gb

#16474 chriscolbert   Everything right is wrong again CAGiversary!   3502 Posts   Joined 15.3 Years Ago  

chriscolbert

Posted 28 August 2018 - 02:29 AM

So just so I'm understanding... will there be another XB1X MCC update in September or should this 74 GB monster be it?

#16475 SIX min WHISTLE   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4413 Posts   Joined 8.8 Years Ago  

SIX min WHISTLE

Posted 28 August 2018 - 02:39 AM

So just so I'm understanding... will there be another XB1X MCC update in September or should this 74 GB monster be it?

This is it, they rolled it out early as it was done and it means more people will be in matchmaking when the game goes live on GamePass in a few days. There are more patches planned but it sounds like they'll be a while. They have a list of bugs still in the patch notes, and at the very least they want to add a server browser and strongly hint that something Reach related could happen because of all the feedback.

 

Just make sure to check the options when Ready to Play pops up if you don't want to download everything. It downloads ODST by default even if you don't have the DLC, and everyone can go ahead and un-select the Halo 4 Campaign. You unfortunately need Halo 4 MP installed for one of the Big Team playlists.



#16476 Bloomy   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   6319 Posts   Joined 14.2 Years Ago  

Posted 28 August 2018 - 02:39 AM

My disc version of the MCC also says 74gb for the update even without owning an X. That's a monster of a game. I guess I'll get it out of the way before my data cap resets.

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#16477 ilovexboxone   video game master CAGiversary!   997 Posts   Joined 2.7 Years Ago  

ilovexboxone

Posted 28 August 2018 - 02:52 AM

My disc version of the MCC also says 74gb for the update even without owning an X. That's a monster of a game. I guess I'll get it out of the way before my data cap resets.

*Edit* Pretty interesting stuff. That intelligent download or whatever is neat. You can change the download order of the games and if you want single player or multiplayer. For anyone curious...Halo CE 3.5gb...Halo 2 44.1gb...Halo 3 11.7gb...ODST 8.2gb...Halo 4 18.8gb

if i own the halo games on disc from the 360 do i have to download them again from halo mcc? or can i double dip on the achievements?



#16478 darthfracas   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1131 Posts   Joined 8.5 Years Ago  

darthfracas

Posted 28 August 2018 - 03:15 AM

if i own the halo games on disc from the 360 do i have to download them again from halo mcc? or can i double dip on the achievements?

Two totally different things. The MCC is completely separate from all the BC 360 games. So you can double dip the achievements.

#16479 Bloomy   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   6319 Posts   Joined 14.2 Years Ago  

Posted 28 August 2018 - 04:14 AM

The Middle-earth : Shadow of War Silver and Gold editions were counting down to midnight Eastern because they've been delisted, replaced by a Definitive Edition of the game available for $60, currently on sale for $54.  Definitive edition is missing the Gold edition's Gold war chest, otherwise it lists the same content.  Regular version of the game is not on sale.

 

https://www.microsof.../1/9nrmqnr8h423



#16480 pun123   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3378 Posts   Joined 15.2 Years Ago  

Posted 28 August 2018 - 04:43 AM

I think I'm going to finally jump on the Game Pass wagon especially with FH4, Halo6, Crackdown 3 being day 1 releases.  They are doing $2 for two months, end 8/31.



#16481 MoCiWe   Sporked In The Heart CAGiversary!   7604 Posts   Joined 13.1 Years Ago  

Posted 28 August 2018 - 05:17 AM

Just make sure to check the options when Ready to Play pops up if you don't want to download everything. It downloads ODST by default even if you don't have the DLC, and everyone can go ahead and un-select the Halo 4 Campaign. You unfortunately need Halo 4 MP installed for one of the Big Team playlists.

Yeah, it's pretty unfortunate you need to download a fun game to play other fun games  :cry:



#16482 Z-Saber   moon2S CAGiversary!   6804 Posts   Joined 15.7 Years Ago  

Posted 28 August 2018 - 09:47 AM

Halo 4? Fun?

#16483 Bloomy   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   6319 Posts   Joined 14.2 Years Ago  

Posted 28 August 2018 - 10:07 AM

Some more drops went live at 6am Eastern.

 

:xb1: DMC4SE Demon Hunter Bundle - $9.00 - 75% off
:xb1: FIFA 18 - $6.00 - 80% off
:xb1: Flailing Limbs Bundle - $10.00 - 60% off
:xb1: Grand Theft Auto V - $19.49 - 35% off
:xb1: MONSTER HUNTER: WORLD - $35.99 - 40% off
:xb1: Middle-earth: Shadow of War - $29.99 - 40% off
:xb1: RESIDENT EVIL 5 - $8.00 - 60% off
:xb1: RESIDENT EVIL 7 biohazard - $19.49 - 35% off
:xb1: RESIDENT EVIL REVELATIONS - $8.00 - 60% off
:xb1: Resident Evil 6 - $8.00 - 60% off
:xb1: Resident Evil Triple Pack - $29.75 - 50% off
:xb1: Shikhondo - Soul Eater - $12.59 - 10% off
:xb1: Unit 4: Couch Attack Bundle - $13.59 - 15% off
:xb1: resident evil 4 - $8.00 - 60% off
 


#16484 ArugulaZ   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1832 Posts   Joined 16.0 Years Ago  

Posted 28 August 2018 - 11:07 AM

Halo 4? Fun?


"Scavenge for ammo on the battlefield!" What am I supposed to do, pluck the bullets out of the air as they're flying at me? Damn that game sucked.

#16485 Cornelius   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1028 Posts   Joined 16.4 Years Ago  

Posted 28 August 2018 - 11:36 AM

Good news ... the Xbox website will carry over a sale price into your pre-purchase authorization ... even if that auth-screen is still active for 10+ minutes after the sale expired @ 3:00am PDT (whether the website team knew about this or not?) ... and I'm installing the game right now on my XB1. :D/

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Bad news ... the Xbox website, following your successful purchase, reads the licensing details from the backend, and says your game is associated with some unknown or missing hardware that's not associated with your account (so if it's not for XB1, and it's not for Win10, then what or whose system is it for?). :-(

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Hilarious news ... the Xbox website engineers aren't testing error messages like this (or whatever other messages use this template) because closing the error message returns you to a blank screen. :rofl:

 

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#16486 p0rn0saur   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3092 Posts   Joined 13.5 Years Ago  

p0rn0saur

Posted 28 August 2018 - 12:15 PM

"Scavenge for ammo on the battlefield!" What am I supposed to do, pluck the bullets out of the air as they're flying at me? Damn that game sucked.

I thought running out of ammo was sort of the whole Halo series thing, not something regulated to 4 



#16487 mrclutch   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4447 Posts   Joined 9.2 Years Ago  

Posted 28 August 2018 - 12:27 PM

Unpopular opinion. Halo 4 had the best campaign.

#16488 josekortez   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   7953 Posts   Joined 16.8 Years Ago  

Posted 28 August 2018 - 01:02 PM

Considering Shikhondo: Soul Eater for Xbox One because you can never have too many bullet hell shmups in your library.

#16489 Sielanas  

Posted 28 August 2018 - 01:04 PM

Unpopular opinion. Halo 4 had the best campaign.


Extremely. Mechanically great, the big glowy guy was a shit story.

#16490 pittsnoggle   Lord CAGiversary!   4356 Posts   Joined 6.8 Years Ago  

pittsnoggle

Posted 28 August 2018 - 01:16 PM

I know public opinion changes over time, but Halo 4 still sucks

#16491 gamegirlpocket   hope rides alone CAGiversary!   3199 Posts   Joined 4.7 Years Ago  

gamegirlpocket

Posted 28 August 2018 - 01:20 PM

I was really impressed by the opening level of Halo 4, and then it turned into a shooting gallery of generic looking enemies. Marty O'Donnell's absence really hurt the atmosphere of the game, too, the sound direction and music was so dull. 

 

I think what hurts Halo 4 (and 5) the most is seeing games like Gears 4 which also got inherited by a new studio but managed to make a game that still felt like it belonged in the chronology. 

 

I thought running out of ammo was sort of the whole Halo series thing, not something regulated to 4

Yep, it's a deliberate design choice to force the player to use different weapons which force different play styles. which I simultaneously appreciate and hate. On higher difficulties it can be quite the hindrance.

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#16492 ilovexboxone   video game master CAGiversary!   997 Posts   Joined 2.7 Years Ago  

ilovexboxone

Posted 28 August 2018 - 01:41 PM

Two totally different things. The MCC is completely separate from all the BC 360 games. So you can double dip the achievements.

thank you thats what i wanted to know



#16493 ilovexboxone   video game master CAGiversary!   997 Posts   Joined 2.7 Years Ago  

ilovexboxone

Posted 28 August 2018 - 01:53 PM

i hope they put forza storm island on sale one last time



#16494 bardockkun   Porn, Kitsch And Firearms CAGiversary!   14952 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

bardockkun

Posted 28 August 2018 - 02:11 PM

 

2019 is really becoming year of the samurai isn't it?



#16495 Inriri   Kung Fu Skeleton CAGiversary!   522 Posts   Joined 7.1 Years Ago  

Posted 28 August 2018 - 02:14 PM

A whole new generation of gamers are going to get mad at the water trap.



#16496 gogomo  

Posted 28 August 2018 - 02:20 PM

I know public opinion changes over time, but Halo 4 still sucks

Halo 4 was the game that made me quit the franchise.  When I bought my XB1, it came with a code for MCC.  I gave the code away for free because that's how much it was worth in my mind.



#16497 darthfracas   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1131 Posts   Joined 8.5 Years Ago  

darthfracas

Posted 28 August 2018 - 02:22 PM

Onimisha? Now that’s a name I’ve not heard for a long time. /ObiWan

#16498 foxbatkllr   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   233 Posts   Joined 10.0 Years Ago  

foxbatkllr

Posted 28 August 2018 - 02:42 PM

Halo 4 was the game that made me quit the franchise.  When I bought my XB1, it came with a code for MCC.  I gave the code away for free because that's how much it was worth in my mind.


I didn’t think it was that bad. However, it’s a huge reason why I went with PS4 for this generation initially. I realized I didn’t care about any Xbox exclusives. Halo 4 was the last straw for me. It wasn’t enjoyable to play and I just no longer cared about the franchise when I finished it.

#16499 barrysowders   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   425 Posts   Joined 8.8 Years Ago  

barrysowders

Posted 28 August 2018 - 03:02 PM



#16500 Doctor Zod   Phantom Zone permanent resident CAGiversary!   589 Posts   Joined 5.2 Years Ago  

Doctor Zod

Posted 28 August 2018 - 03:06 PM

In the list of additional games that Bloomy listed as having a countdown, Prison Architect had GWG written all over it but didn't think it'd be announced today. 

 

I own none of those, that means four more games added to the backlog.