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#19441 krishna_malladi   You seem familiar, did I annoy you before? CAGiversary!   4177 Posts   Joined 5.9 Years Ago  

krishna_malladi

Posted 09 October 2018 - 06:05 PM

I'm of the same opinion, if MS wanted to, they could've made a generic emulator and then fix games / emulator that broke it. But it's not their call to make the games BC. They probably discussed it and threw the idea away - hence the adhoc releases.

At this point, it makes little to no sense in making a generic emulator since BC program has been chugging along for a while now and they funished / are finishing up plenty of titles.

#19442 dennisb407   Brickseek DN CAGiversary!   6088 Posts   Joined 11.6 Years Ago  

Posted 09 October 2018 - 06:08 PM



#19443 adam31   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   177 Posts   Joined 13.3 Years Ago  

Posted 09 October 2018 - 06:09 PM

I agree there's a few games especially sports games that I would like to play on the Xbox One including NCAA football and the baseball games if only Microsoft had made a generic emulator than I could do that it seems more though to be about money and reselling titles although I don't want to be too tough on Microsoft because they are giving us a way to play old games that's convenient and works they are definitely doing a better job than Sony on this

I'm of the same opinion, if MS wanted to, they could've made a generic emulator and then fix games / emulator that broke it. But it's not their call to make the games BC. They probably discussed it and threw the idea away - hence the adhoc releases.

At this point, it makes little to no sense in making a generic emulator since BC program has been chugging along for a while now and they funished / are finishing up plenty of titles.


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#19444 bardockkun   Porn, Kitsch And Firearms CAGiversary!   14124 Posts   Joined 13.9 Years Ago  

bardockkun

Posted 09 October 2018 - 06:11 PM

Microsoft might be buying Obsidian?!

https://kotaku.com/s...dian-1829614135

An Obsidian Fable game would be pretty awesome.



#19445 barrysowders   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   422 Posts   Joined 8.0 Years Ago  

barrysowders

Posted 09 October 2018 - 06:14 PM



#19446 TheOldGuy  

Posted 09 October 2018 - 06:17 PM

https://www.youtube....h?v=JyLVMpkVXTY


The Overwatch team really outdid themselves this year with those Halloween skins.

#19447 p0rn0saur   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2285 Posts   Joined 12.7 Years Ago  

p0rn0saur

Posted 09 October 2018 - 06:23 PM

Haha that's good stuff, when they went into the "parlor" I was like wow those bottles and what not look kind of like trash graphics thinking it was RDR 2. Then the ending happens. 



#19448 gamegirlpocket   hope rides alone CAGiversary!   2715 Posts   Joined 3.9 Years Ago  

gamegirlpocket

Posted 09 October 2018 - 06:35 PM

I'm of the same opinion, if MS wanted to, they could've made a generic emulator and then fix games / emulator that broke it. But it's not their call to make the games BC. They probably discussed it and threw the idea away - hence the adhoc releases.

At this point, it makes little to no sense in making a generic emulator since BC program has been chugging along for a while now and they funished / are finishing up plenty of titles.

In terms of legacy support and software sales, it's better PR to release them a few at a time, too. If 50 games all went BC at once, it wouldn't carry the same kind of weight. 

 

I met a coworker's friend recently who is a huge gamer and was contemplating an X1X (he's only got a PS4). I mentioned BC and he had no idea it existed. After searching on his phone for the list of games, he said he'd probably buy one this month. 

 

 

An Obsidian Fable game would be pretty awesome.

If Playground Games has been tasked with starting one, Obsidian sure would be a welcome addition to the project.



#19449 krishna_malladi   You seem familiar, did I annoy you before? CAGiversary!   4177 Posts   Joined 5.9 Years Ago  

krishna_malladi

Posted 09 October 2018 - 06:44 PM

In terms of legacy support and software sales, it's better PR to release them a few at a time, too. If 50 games all went BC at once, it wouldn't carry the same kind of weight.

I met a coworker's friend recently who is a huge gamer and was contemplating an X1X (he's only got a PS4). I mentioned BC and he had no idea it existed. After searching on his phone for the list of games, he said he'd probably buy one this month.


If Playground Games has been tasked with starting one, Obsidian sure would be a welcome addition to the project.

Agreed, it's as much marketing as it is licensing and the sheer amount of work involved. What they have right now is also, most probably, the shortest/ quickest way to get to (a working) BC program. They didn't want to be late to the market once they announced BC. All things put together it's by far the best plan for MS.

Its another thing that most have blinkered view about everything XBox. They dont help themselves either; there are lots of avenues where they can emphasize BC program. It's not a system seller but its something.

#19450 LemonThumps  

LemonThumps

Posted 09 October 2018 - 06:52 PM

Still bummed about no Max Payne, but MGS3 is my favorite game of all time so I won't complain any more. I can't wait to see how it runs on the X and maybe I'll get another 20+ playthroughs out of it. All the other BC Konami games have been teasing me until now.

#19451 FriskyTanuki   I have a piano CAGiversary!   69463 Posts   Joined 16.3 Years Ago  

FriskyTanuki

Posted 09 October 2018 - 06:54 PM

I'm guessing this hasn't been fixed yet?



#19452 even13flow   Founder of GamerNation CAGiversary!   604 Posts   Joined 7.1 Years Ago  

Posted 09 October 2018 - 06:59 PM

When Metal Gear Solid HD collection goes on sale what's the typical price it normally goes down to

#19453 SIX min WHISTLE   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4256 Posts   Joined 8.0 Years Ago  

SIX min WHISTLE

Posted 09 October 2018 - 07:02 PM

I like Obsidian a lot, but if they do get bought I hope they at least have one team not making CRPGs. I have a hard time getting into this genre in general, and vastly prefer New Vegas, KotOR II, and even Alpha Protocol to their more recent output because of their gameplay and non-isometric camera. One big concern I have is that Obsidian have lost a lot of the talent that made the writing in their older games so great. Most notably Chris Avellone is gone, but so are some of the other lead writers from New Vegas, once of which I know when to Guerilla and worked on Horizon Zero Dawn. They still have Sawyer, which keeps me positive overall.

I hope they don't just get stuck on Fable, nor do I really want Playground on it. I'd vastly prefer new IP, though maybe Playground would still be best working on an old IP since I don't think they've really made one of their own. Forza Horizon does have a lot of personality, but it's a big leap to make an entire world.

 

On the general purpose BC talk, I think they only way around the publisher issue is to build hardware in the box that can read the old discs the old fashioned way. If there is a digital side to it I think permission comes into play. It doesn't seem like it will be an issue going forward now, but 100% support for 360 and OG won't ever happen. Quality concerns would probably hold it up before, as I don't think MS was happy with the way some games ran like trash when played on the 360's OG emulator.



#19454 SIX min WHISTLE   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4256 Posts   Joined 8.0 Years Ago  

SIX min WHISTLE

Posted 09 October 2018 - 07:14 PM

Red Dead Redepmtion 2 Ultimate seems to have automatically installed to my Xbox today. I didn't buy it, my gameshare partner didn't, it doesn't show up in purchase history or email or as purchased in the store. The tile under "Games" doesn't say Pre-ordered. 

Any ideas? Do you get a message if someone gifts you something?

 

Edit: messaged a friend of mine and he just bought it for himself. I think my Xbox is set as his Home somehow.



#19455 barrysowders   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   422 Posts   Joined 8.0 Years Ago  

barrysowders

Posted 09 October 2018 - 07:31 PM

The Overwatch team really outdid themselves this year with those Halloween skins.

They really did. I'm still kinda disappointed that they didn't really do anything with the modes for this event but they definitely did well with the skin offerings .



#19456 Bloomy   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   6024 Posts   Joined 13.4 Years Ago  

Posted 09 October 2018 - 07:34 PM

Had a thought about BC... we all know the BC program is all effectively custom made emulators for each BC title. Some just make the game work in the X1, some going for big visual upgrades of existing assets (FH1, RDR for example). What’s the chance of MS releasing a “generic” emulator that could allow you to play everything, even if there are a few hiccups here and there?

A generic emulator this gen?  Next to nil.  I doubt the X, much less the original or S, can run many 360 games on the fly at the performance needed for gaming.  Simple XBLA stuff can probably be done, but end of generation stuff that pushed the 360 hardware?  No way.  Too much overhead on the system.  May be possible with future, more powerful hardware, but we aren't there yet.  A generic emulator for the OG is more likely, though MS has us trained with their approach with the current 360 program.



#19457 dorikyasu   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   156 Posts   Joined 15.7 Years Ago  

dorikyasu

Posted 09 October 2018 - 07:36 PM

When Metal Gear Solid HD collection goes on sale what's the typical price it normally goes down to

Normal price is $19.99 and it's been on sale for $9.99 ~ $11.99.  The lowest it's been was $6.99 back in June.  I really should've picked it up back then.



#19458 awp   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   9567 Posts   Joined 15.9 Years Ago  

Posted 09 October 2018 - 07:54 PM

Unfortunately just got this reply on Twitter about Mark of the Ninja. They’re still just waiting on a reply from MS!



#19459 DGenerateKane   Former Kanenite CAGiversary!   690 Posts   Joined 12.3 Years Ago  

DGenerateKane

Posted 09 October 2018 - 08:03 PM

Sometimes you should not poke the nostalgia bear. Started MW Remastered tonight and I am not liking it one bit. Endless respawning waves chucking grenade after grenade. Plus the enemy spawn is jacked up at times. I loved this game 11 years ago but now I may not even try to finish the game.

I tried to go back to beat it on Veteran years ago on the 360. I gave up, I hate endless waves of enemies. MW is still my favorite CoD campaign (mind you I haven't played anything past Ghosts) but Fuck that lazy mechanic.



#19460 WNYX585AM   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3593 Posts   Joined 7.7 Years Ago  

Posted 09 October 2018 - 08:08 PM

Red Dead Redepmtion 2 Ultimate seems to have automatically installed to my Xbox today. I didn't buy it, my gameshare partner didn't, it doesn't show up in purchase history or email or as purchased in the store. The tile under "Games" doesn't say Pre-ordered. 

Any ideas? Do you get a message if someone gifts you something?

 

Edit: messaged a friend of mine and he just bought it for himself. I think my Xbox is set as his Home somehow.

I wish I was in your circle of friends...



#19461 Docsamson   Old School CAGiversary!   523 Posts   Joined 15.5 Years Ago  

Posted 09 October 2018 - 08:12 PM

I’m a very happy pinballer. The “new” tables are awesome on FX3. Classic mode really just feels like Pinball Arcade (read: realistic) and besides also having tournament mode (whoa that’s fast), the spruced up FX versions are super fun as well. Great job by Zen as usual!

#19462 Zero Suit Rosalina  

Zero Suit Rosalina

Posted 09 October 2018 - 08:13 PM

https://www.youtube....h?v=JyLVMpkVXTY

I've been tired and done with overwatch for quite some time now. But I just might have to get on to nab that Sombra skin with the gold I have. It's just too good.

#19463 w00dm4n   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   311 Posts   Joined 10.2 Years Ago  

Posted 09 October 2018 - 08:27 PM

sup? I bought the Deluxe edition and Best Buy sent me this email Tuesday around 2am.
I guess if any one wants WWE 2k19 but wants to wait til it goes on sale?
 
also sold the AJ Styles Season 4 Super Card on ebay.
I got $25 for it but others wanted $40 crazy.
 
 
WWE 2K19 - Rey Mysterio and "Rowdy" Ronda Rousey - Pre-Order Bonus - Xbox One [Digital]
 
HQWJY-X3G6Y-X4WM9-FPJ4H-2JP4Z
 
praise be to GCU


#19464 Coyotezeye  

Coyotezeye

Posted 09 October 2018 - 08:34 PM

 

sup? I bought the Deluxe edition and Best Buy sent me this email Tuesday around 2am.
I guess if any one wants WWE 2k19 but wants to wait til it goes on sale?
 
also sold the AJ Styles Season 4 Super Card on ebay.
I got $25 for it but others wanted $40 crazy.
 
 
WWE 2K19 - Rey Mysterio and "Rowdy" Ronda Rousey - Pre-Order Bonus - Xbox One [Digital]
 
HQWJY-X3G6Y-X4WM9-FPJ4H-2JP4Z
 
praise be to GCU

 

Got it thanks



#19465 awp   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   9567 Posts   Joined 15.9 Years Ago  

Posted 09 October 2018 - 08:34 PM

Off topic but for those with iPhones, this is cool news. Seems like it would be a great game for on the go. And only $7.99.




#Halo

#19466 Gideon68   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2468 Posts   Joined 15.5 Years Ago  

Posted 09 October 2018 - 09:58 PM

Regarding the Badlands -> Scavenger Hunt, I contacted MS Rewards Support and sent them screenshots of each fricking page because they can't seem to go through the worded steps I sent them. Anyways, another rep decided to take over and said they'd research it. I haven't gotten an update but I tried it again and it checked off for me so go and try it before it breaks again.

 

The Gamer Score still isn't reading the 400+ points I added over the weekend.



#19467 Cage017   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4936 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

Posted 09 October 2018 - 09:58 PM

Metal Gear Solid 3 sits next to Resident Evil 4 in my backlog.

 

 

Ok, Xbox, what other BC games will you announce that I haven't played yet?



#19468 NoDAK   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1088 Posts   Joined 15.0 Years Ago  

Posted 09 October 2018 - 10:13 PM

I'm guessing this hasn't been fixed yet?

Appears Klei &  Microsoft got it sorted out.  The remastered release is now showing as owned when I load the page.



#19469 Echotech83   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   772 Posts   Joined 7.5 Years Ago  

Echotech83

Posted 09 October 2018 - 10:28 PM

Same here, mark of the ninja remastered is showing as owned for me. Downloading now!

#19470 Donken   President & CEO CAGiversary!   3832 Posts   Joined 13.4 Years Ago  

Posted 09 October 2018 - 10:34 PM

#Overwatch

I'm gonna be trying for Pumpkin Mei and Pumpkin Wrecking Ball and Slasher 76. I think those 3 are my favorites.