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#19081 Barry Burton   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1690 Posts   Joined 7.9 Years Ago  

Barry Burton

Posted 04 October 2018 - 05:17 AM

What's the over/under on RDR2 being on sale before Christmas break? That's when I'll really have time to play it so I might not preorder it if it's gonna be 10% off before then.

100% it will be on sale at some time during the holiday



#19082 Barry Burton   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1690 Posts   Joined 7.9 Years Ago  

Barry Burton

Posted 04 October 2018 - 05:19 AM

Agreed. GTA V didn't go on sale for a very long time.

 

it went on sale the holiday it was released, and red dead is nowhere near as big as GTA



#19083 bardockkun   Porn, Kitsch And Firearms CAGiversary!   13907 Posts   Joined 13.7 Years Ago  

bardockkun

Posted 04 October 2018 - 05:20 AM

New Switch console redesign coming as early as summer next year. Good news, backlog. You're going to have more company!

#19084 Renzler   Dude CAGiversary!   1814 Posts   Joined 1.3 Years Ago  

Posted 04 October 2018 - 07:35 AM

My Xbox one X has literally been sitting on the shelf for a month. Glad I brought it down for Forza Horizon 4 on Game Pass. I enjoyed racing this much since Project Gotham

#19085 gamegirlpocket   hope rides alone CAGiversary!   2538 Posts   Joined 3.7 Years Ago  

gamegirlpocket

Posted 04 October 2018 - 01:53 PM

Beat Mega Man 11 last night on Normal. For those concerned about length, it took me closer to 6 hours due to trial-and-error deaths. WIly's first level, for example, took me over an hour on its own, including the boss fight. Part of that time is learning the best application for special weapons - on my next playthrough that level should be a breeze.

 

Re: difficulty, you get so much in-game currency to buy 1-ups, E-tanks, and upgrades that it makes things a lot easier if you want to. Also, casual mode isn't a total slouch, you just take a lot less damage. It doesn't seem like any of the levels themselves (spikes, pits, etc.) have been changed, but there are way more check-points and you get 5 lives instead of 3. To that end, it's probably the most balanced MM game in terms of accessibility, and it's fun to replay.

 

Lots of achievements, too, to give you reasons to challenge yourself or pursue more time with the game. I immediately restarted on Casual to play through without buying anything from the store, and then will probably try to beat it on Superhero. 



#19086 WNYX585AM   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3539 Posts   Joined 7.5 Years Ago  

Posted 04 October 2018 - 02:07 PM

I don't know anything about Mega Man, but all I heard prior to release was the uproar about the jumping and how it was changing with some kind of pause or hesitation.  Was that overblown?  If so, i'm pretty shocked that people overreacted.  That doesn't seem like something the internet would do...



#19087 hufferstl   Get your symbols kid CAGiversary!   2547 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

Posted 04 October 2018 - 02:07 PM

Heads up that on October 8th, the re-release of Mark of the Ninja comes out. Free for owners of the game and DLC on 360,and a $5 upgrade if you just own the game.

#19088 gamegirlpocket   hope rides alone CAGiversary!   2538 Posts   Joined 3.7 Years Ago  

gamegirlpocket

Posted 04 October 2018 - 02:18 PM

I don't know anything about Mega Man, but all I heard prior to release was the uproar about the jumping and how it was changing with some kind of pause or hesitation.  Was that overblown?  If so, i'm pretty shocked that people overreacted.  That doesn't seem like something the internet would do...

There is no input lag and the controls are very responsive. Identical to the demo, if you want to try it for free. Only time I encountered a problem is if I had just exited a menu and attempted to jump immediately after, which makes sense, since the buttons do different things on different screens. It may vary by platform, I saw people complaining about it on Reddit who I believe were on Switch and Steam, but I'm wondering if it's specific to certain controllers or PC configurations. It plays like a dream on X1.



#19089 RedPandaKids  

RedPandaKids

Posted 04 October 2018 - 02:35 PM

Beat Mega Man 11 last night on Normal. For those concerned about length, it took me closer to 6 hours due to trial-and-error deaths. WIly's first level, for example, took me over an hour on its own, including the boss fight. Part of that time is learning the best application for special weapons - on my next playthrough that level should be a breeze.

Re: difficulty, you get so much in-game currency to buy 1-ups, E-tanks, and upgrades that it makes things a lot easier if you want to. Also, casual mode isn't a total slouch, you just take a lot less damage. It doesn't seem like any of the levels themselves (spikes, pits, etc.) have been changed, but there are way more check-points and you get 5 lives instead of 3. To that end, it's probably the most balanced MM game in terms of accessibility, and it's fun to replay.

Lots of achievements, too, to give you reasons to challenge yourself or pursue more time with the game. I immediately restarted on Casual to play through without buying anything from the store, and then will probably try to beat it on Superhero.


You make the game sound tempting. I enjoyed our and last mega man I played (loved was mmx). The anniversary bundle seems nice but I do t want to add 20 games to the backlog.

I’m thinking wait till legacy collection 1 is at 5 and MM11 at 10 dollars and skip the rest. Any other gems I would be missing?

#19090 bardockkun   Porn, Kitsch And Firearms CAGiversary!   13907 Posts   Joined 13.7 Years Ago  

bardockkun

Posted 04 October 2018 - 02:37 PM

Heads up that on October 8th, the re-release of Mark of the Ninja comes out. Free for owners of the game and DLC on 360,and a $5 upgrade if you just own the game.

Finally, a reason to celebrate my Birthday.



#19091 p0rn0saur   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2057 Posts   Joined 12.5 Years Ago  

p0rn0saur

Posted 04 October 2018 - 02:58 PM

I don't know anything about Mega Man, but all I heard prior to release was the uproar about the jumping and how it was changing with some kind of pause or hesitation.  Was that overblown?  If so, i'm pretty shocked that people overreacted.  That doesn't seem like something the internet would do...

The only "uproar" I heard was mostly tongue in cheek how when you jump through a door like to a boss room you they make Mega Man fall back down to the ground instead of kind of floating through mid air. Just a cosmetic change, but it does stand out after 11 games. 



#19092 gamegirlpocket   hope rides alone CAGiversary!   2538 Posts   Joined 3.7 Years Ago  

gamegirlpocket

Posted 04 October 2018 - 03:04 PM

Birthday, eh BDK? I'm October too. Between MM11 and and the Halloween retconned sequel, it's a pretty great birthday month.

 

You make the game sound tempting. I enjoyed our and last mega man I played (loved was mmx). The anniversary bundle seems nice but I do t want to add 20 games to the backlog.

I’m thinking wait till legacy collection 1 is at 5 and MM11 at 10 dollars and skip the rest. Any other gems I would be missing?

Both the original Legacy Collections are worth getting, and are frequently on sale for $15 as a bundle. For new players, the original MM is pretty brutal due to some poor design that is fixed in MM2 onward. Mega Man 4 might actually be my favorite, but I love all the NES games and play them annually. The first collection has been as low as $6, which is $1 per game. The second Legacy Collection is worth it for MM9 alone, but 8 and 10 are good too. 

 

If you're just looking for the best, though, I think the only other one missing is the first X Collection, primarily for X1 and X4. The MM series goes through cycles where some games get a lot of development time (X1, X4, MM9, MM11) because it's been awhile or its new hardware, then Capcom pumps out sequels of varying quality once an engine is built (see X3, X5, and X6). 



#19093 CodeTrader   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4278 Posts   Joined 8.9 Years Ago  

Posted 04 October 2018 - 03:07 PM

Shadow Warrior 2 (PC) is the winner.

 

Get the game for free for a limited time.

 

https://www.gog.com



#19094 FlawlessImage  

FlawlessImage

Posted 04 October 2018 - 03:23 PM

Is anyone else farming the mixer app on your Xbox at night? When I wake up in the morning my Xbox is usually acting wonky and the screen is blank although the chat is still working and I’m still getting influence but then none of my apps will load and I have to restart it.

#19095 SIX min WHISTLE   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4133 Posts   Joined 7.8 Years Ago  

SIX min WHISTLE

Posted 04 October 2018 - 03:26 PM

PS+ got a really good month of free games so posted it three weeks earlier than normal, lol.

 

http://www.ign.com/a...extremely-early

 

Hopefully that means we're getting Bulletstorm eventually too, but this likely means you'd have to actually buy the Duke Nukem DLC, which was the only new content.



#19096 ArugulaZ   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1754 Posts   Joined 14.9 Years Ago  

Posted 04 October 2018 - 03:48 PM

New Switch console redesign coming as early as summer next year. Good news, backlog. You're going to have more company!

Wait, what?



#19097 camperinabush   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   988 Posts   Joined 6.3 Years Ago  

camperinabush

Posted 04 October 2018 - 03:52 PM

Wait, what?


https://www.wsj.com/...year-1538629322

#19098 gamegirlpocket   hope rides alone CAGiversary!   2538 Posts   Joined 3.7 Years Ago  

gamegirlpocket

Posted 04 October 2018 - 03:59 PM

Right on schedule, really. The 3DS had a new variation on the hardware released annually between launch in 2011 and 2014, and the 2DS XL was the 6th iteration last year, according to https://en.wikipedia...endo_3DS_family. The DS Lite was announced less than 18 months after the original DS launched, too.



#19099 bardockkun   Porn, Kitsch And Firearms CAGiversary!   13907 Posts   Joined 13.7 Years Ago  

bardockkun

Posted 04 October 2018 - 04:26 PM

It sounds though like in the very least they're going to upgrade the screen for the Switch+ or Switch Elite, whatever it's going to be called. I'm guessing they're also going to be doing something with the hardware to stop people from adding their own emulators and other things on there like what's currently facing the current Switch. Regardless, I think I've bought about two consoles every year now for the past four years or so now. So the trend looks to continue!



#19100 jimbobvaquero  

jimbobvaquero

Posted 04 October 2018 - 04:34 PM

Weekly #Forzathon Challenge for those sweet 100 points. (200 if you're VIP or you spend 5million for the mansion that doubles your #Forzathon points) You have to complete these steps in order, or else they don't complete correctly for you.

 

1) The easy part. Purchase the 1992 Honda NSX-R. (or get lucky and win it through a wheel spin)

2) Take your NSX over 175 mph. I will not do it stock. I did the easy S1 computer upgrade on it. Works fine.

3) Win 3 Road Sprint Events. Those are the lighter blue events on your map. They are square-ish with a checkered flag. Make sure to select an event that says Sprint in the title. Those are the ones that you complete a percentage of the race not the ones that are 3 laps. And be sure to win. You can play on easy if you want.

4) Earn 10 Air Skills. I just took my NSX off road in off some small hills. You can do it during a race. You can hit Danger Signs. It doesn't even have to be Ultimate Air. Just get some air.



#19101 Zenebast   Zenebast CAG in Training   6 Posts   Joined 1.2 Years Ago  

Zenebast

Posted 04 October 2018 - 04:57 PM

So did anyone else read the news that XCOM 2: War of the Chosen was getting a free Tactical Legacy pack that sounded like a ton of good content? But then realize it's PC only? Oh and they don't plan to release it on consoles at all?

I got so hyped then immediately bummed...but...I guess I should play through the main XCOM 2 first before I really complain...lol.

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#19102 SIX min WHISTLE   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4133 Posts   Joined 7.8 Years Ago  

SIX min WHISTLE

Posted 04 October 2018 - 04:59 PM

I'm not really sure what they would do to improve the Switch. In the past with DS and 3DS they basically went:

 

bigger version > actual improved version > bigger improved version > "improved" version that lowers manufacturing cost and possibly price. =/= dirt cheap end of life version that cuts features

 

(3DS XL > New 3DS > New 3DS XL > New 2DS and XL =/= 2DS) 

 

I don't see them wanting to change the form factor much and a bigger console doesn't make much sense. Definitely changes internally to deter hacking and piracy. Maybe a bigger battery. Improved screen quality is a possibility but unless they change future games they all render at 720 or less when not docked. maybe put a second charging on to so it can be charged while sitting on a table. My real hope with be a more powerful system, but Nintendo only did that once, with the New 3DS family.



#19103 akathatoneguy   Use your turn signal CAGiversary!   1018 Posts   Joined 11.8 Years Ago  

akathatoneguy

Posted 04 October 2018 - 05:21 PM

So did anyone else read the news that XCOM 2: War of the Chosen was getting a free Tactical Legacy pack that sounded like a ton of good content? But then realize it's PC only? Oh and they don't plan to release it on consoles at all?

I got so hyped then immediately bummed...but...I guess I should play through the main XCOM 2 first before I really complain...lol.

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Yeah, I saw that and immediately noticed the PC only part and didn't actually click through to see what the content was as a result.

Maybe we can be hopeful since XCOM 2 wasn't even going to come to consoles originally.



#19104 gogomo  

Posted 04 October 2018 - 05:28 PM

Weekly #Forzathon Challenge for those sweet 100 points. (200 if you're VIP or you spend 5million for the mansion that doubles your #Forzathon points) You have to complete these steps in order, or else they don't complete correctly for you.

Thanks for this list.  Seems way easier than the one from last week.  I remember seeing the list for last week and instantly went nope.  Lol.

 

I didn't realize buying houses gave you perks.  I was wondering last night why they're even in the game (thought maybe it was for fast travel purposes or to give us another excuse to spend $).  Just did some googling and I like how some properties have unique perks.  Now I'm debating which one to get first...



#19105 jdawgg76   RIP Stan the Man CAGiversary!   4978 Posts   Joined 12.6 Years Ago  

Posted 04 October 2018 - 05:29 PM

Was the only reward for playing the FH4 Demo the shirt you got shortly into it or was there more for playing deeper into the demo?  

 

Thinking of getting a few games this week:  $6 for Baja seems good, been waiting on another Axiom Verge sale, too.  Maybe Sine Mora and Things with Wheels as well.  Still debating how I go about buying FH4 as well since I don't plan on keeping gamepass past this month.  And I'm interested in VRally 4 and Dakar Rally which came out recently.



#19106 Super Strider TurbulenceEX   Son of the Old Gods CAGiversary!   526 Posts   Joined 1.3 Years Ago  

Super Strider TurbulenceEX

Posted 04 October 2018 - 05:42 PM

Xcom 2 really don't need more content on Xbox. The game is barely stable as it is and higher difficulties will basically cause the game to self destruct. The expansion freezes on the title screen for alot of players.

#19107 gamegirlpocket   hope rides alone CAGiversary!   2538 Posts   Joined 3.7 Years Ago  

gamegirlpocket

Posted 04 October 2018 - 06:18 PM

I'm not really sure what they would do to improve the Switch. 

I know it's extremely unlikely, but I'd welcome a dedicated handheld almost identical to the Vita. Smaller screen, more portable, maybe with a mini DVI port for HDMI output. If the PSP Go could hook up to a TV with a DualShock 3, there's no reason a Switch Mini couldn't do the samr thing. 

 

Probably not going to happen, but I'd buy one in a heartbeat.



#19108 chnandler_bong   Unofficial CAG Headless Mad Comber of Comb Mountain CAGiversary!   10559 Posts   Joined 8.9 Years Ago  

chnandler_bong

Posted 04 October 2018 - 06:26 PM

So did anyone else read the news that XCOM 2: War of the Chosen was getting a free Tactical Legacy pack that sounded like a ton of good content? But then realize it's PC only? Oh and they don't plan to release it on consoles at all?

I got so hyped then immediately bummed...but...I guess I should play through the main XCOM 2 first before I really complain...lol.

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Even before this new content was announced, the best experience for XCOM 2 was on PC with the Long War mod.  One of my PC friends can't stop gushing about how much content it gives the game.



#19109 chnandler_bong   Unofficial CAG Headless Mad Comber of Comb Mountain CAGiversary!   10559 Posts   Joined 8.9 Years Ago  

chnandler_bong

Posted 04 October 2018 - 06:34 PM

I know it's extremely unlikely, but I'd welcome a dedicated handheld almost identical to the Vita. Smaller screen, more portable, maybe with a mini DVI port for HDMI output. If the PSP Go could hook up to a TV with a DualShock 3, there's no reason a Switch Mini couldn't do the samr thing. 

 

Probably not going to happen, but I'd buy one in a heartbeat.

Something like that might tip the scales a little towards me getting a :switch:, but there just haven't been any "system seller" games for me.  The new DQ games would have done that, but DQXI also came out on :ps4: and I would expect the next DQ game to do the same.



#19110 awp   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   9428 Posts   Joined 15.6 Years Ago  

Posted 04 October 2018 - 06:40 PM

So I ordered Assassin’s Creed Odyssey digital from Best Buy. I know they don’t send the codes ahead of time but if I recall, you don’t even get them until like 3 am EST or so. Is that still the case?