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#21901 bardockkun   Porn, Kitsch And Firearms CAGiversary!   13731 Posts   Joined 13.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 11 November 2018 - 06:32 AM

Yeah, Sazh is the one character everyone generally likes. I think Lightning gets a little better when you see her from a more outside prospective in 2, but she is generally unlikeable. I think it's could have worked if they stuck with her arc from 1, where she's basically just putting on a hardass attitude due to her circumstances in life, but they really went off the rails with the character stories in this series as it went on, and she's pretty much impossible to empathize with.

 

I mostly ended up sticking with these games because I liked the gameplay and the world/monster design. The other factor was I really came to like Serah in XIII-2, and lets just say the ending of that game made me want to stick with it to see what happened. All three games are have pretty different settings and types of story due to intense time travel nonsense, so at least they don't get stale I guess.

I'm intrigued or at least you gave me less hesitation than I initially had before your thoughts on the 13 sequels. I'm at least not as much "God, why the Fuck do I own these", but even than I think JRPG wise after I go through Bravely Default I think either Tokyo Mirage #FES is next or Persona 5. Also I just ordered Ni No Kuni II Premium Edition. I Can't wait to play all these games I own you guys. All of them.



#21902 Bloomy   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   5720 Posts   Joined 13.0 Years Ago  

Posted 11 November 2018 - 06:38 AM

I Can't wait to play all these games I own you guys. All of them.

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#21903 PsiScream   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   289 Posts   Joined 7.0 Years Ago  

Posted 11 November 2018 - 07:17 AM

I didn't watch the show live, took the kids to The Grinch instead, but it looks like I didn't miss much, 2 more studios but no games yet. E3 2020 is gonna be awesome for Xbox with all these studios.

I agree.  As long as Microsoft leadership continues to believe in gaming as a strategic investment, they're a force to be reckoned with.  Gaming brought in $2.74 billion last quarter which is just over 9% of total sales.   Their gross margins are 66%, and the company pulled in $8.8 billion in net income last quarter alone.  They've got the resources, and now seem to be serious about succeeding in this market, so there should be good times for Xbox gamers ahead!  If exclusives were the last thing Sony could really bring to the table, I doubt that will last much longer.



#21904 Armstrong x360a   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1014 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

Armstrong x360a

Posted 11 November 2018 - 07:42 AM

I am trying to sign up for the 1 month of GP for $1 deal, but when I log in it goes back to $9.99. I see the 6 months for $30. Is the $1 for 1 month targeted? I may have redeemed a similar promotion once before. Anyone else having this problem?



#21905 CaseX   CAG addict CAGiversary!   2123 Posts   Joined 8.9 Years Ago  

Posted 11 November 2018 - 09:37 AM

I am trying to sign up for the 1 month of GP for $1 deal, but when I log in it goes back to $9.99. I see the 6 months for $30. Is the $1 for 1 month targeted? I may have redeemed a similar promotion once before. Anyone else having this problem?

I wonder if it's an issue on their end.  Yesterday and earlier today, when I checked, I had the $1 offer when I selected the 1 month option.  I didn't buy it yet (waiting for December to do so).  But tonight, it says 9.99, just like you.  I'm hoping it corrects itself in the next few days.



#21906 Armstrong x360a   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1014 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

Armstrong x360a

Posted 11 November 2018 - 12:12 PM

I wonder if it's an issue on their end.  Yesterday and earlier today, when I checked, I had the $1 offer when I selected the 1 month option.  I didn't buy it yet (waiting for December to do so).  But tonight, it says 9.99, just like you.  I'm hoping it corrects itself in the next few days.

Ok, this is good to hear. I could have sworn I saw the $1 offer yesterday too. I'll keep an eye out for it, don't need to play those games immediately.



#21907 jdawgg76   RIP Stan the Man CAGiversary!   4922 Posts   Joined 12.4 Years Ago  

Posted 11 November 2018 - 12:41 PM

The $1 offer shouldn't be targeted as they have been touting it in tweets and in the stream to hype gamepass.

They also said the offer runs thru early January, I think. I wonder if it can only be used once during that time or if you can use it again once your first use expires. If not, this isn't as good as last year when they offered it at bf then Christmas.

#21908 p0rn0saur   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1848 Posts   Joined 12.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 11 November 2018 - 12:47 PM

I still don't even see the 6 months for whatever, so yeah I think it's targeted to non long term or whatever subscribers, I got my 3 months last month for free and the 6 months for $30 twice before, so I'm really not someone that should see it. 



#21909 p0rn0saur   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1848 Posts   Joined 12.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 11 November 2018 - 01:19 PM

Interesting article form gameindusty.biz, granted I know have no idea where Superdata pulls their "super data" from, but that's a bit lower than I would expect knowing that PSNOW costs 2x as much and is rarely on sale. Granted install base is probably 3 times as high at this point, but still just over $40 million for gamepass seems low for a quarter, although don't know if Forza Horizon 4 is in there.  It seems Gamepass has been on "sale" every single day to the point I don't even really know what it's real value or price is. Granted with the MS first party stuff it's a no brainer for me and endless stuff added.. 

 

https://www.gamesind...-quarter-report



#21910 gamegirlpocket   hope rides alone CAGiversary!   2382 Posts   Joined 3.4 Years Ago  

gamegirlpocket

Posted 11 November 2018 - 02:40 PM

To the people excited to play Final Fantasy XIII finally on the XBox One. I'm sorry.

What if I'm not excited about it but do it without any good reason while RDR2 and Shadow of the Tomb Raider glare at me?



#21911 p0rn0saur   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1848 Posts   Joined 12.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 11 November 2018 - 03:17 PM

Total judgement call, but I think you could find a lot of of enjoyable time in FF13, in fact now that I think about it, there are a ton of similarities between the good, the bad, and the ugly of FF13 and Red Dead Redemption 2. A very Ying/Yang. FF is very linear for 80% but as I played more I felt, this isn't nearly as bad as I was told. RDR2 very open and I felt this isn't nearly as bad as I was told. Brush a horse once in awhile. 



#21912 The Questyen   Guess I'll just stumble on home to my cats CAGiversary!   2548 Posts   Joined 13.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 11 November 2018 - 03:54 PM

I liked FFXIII, really liked FFXIII-2 and quit 3 a few hours in because I hated the time limit they added and feeling like I was having to rush through everything. I like to take my time and explore in these type of games.

#21913 kermitthefrog93  

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Posted 11 November 2018 - 04:34 PM

Wasn't Final Fantasy XIII available digitally at some point? I can't find it. 



#21914 Bloomy   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   5720 Posts   Joined 13.0 Years Ago  

Posted 11 November 2018 - 04:48 PM

Some Gears 4 skins available in the live stream today.

 

https://live.gearsofwar.com/

 

Pink Phantom Boltok and Dropshot are up now.  Hammerburst, Snub, Lancer and Gnasher to come, as well as Canada Supporter Lancer.



#21915 bardockkun   Porn, Kitsch And Firearms CAGiversary!   13731 Posts   Joined 13.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 11 November 2018 - 05:16 PM

What if I'm not excited about it but do it without any good reason while RDR2 and Shadow of the Tomb Raider glare at me?

If the Red Dead Redemption 2 case is glaring at you, you should probably play it on the account that it's somehow gained sentience and is pointing a gun right at you.



#21916 Masters_93  

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Posted 11 November 2018 - 05:32 PM

Wasn't Final Fantasy XIII available digitally at some point? I can't find it. 

Nope. Only XIII-2 and Lightning Returns



#21917 darthfracas   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   831 Posts   Joined 7.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 11 November 2018 - 05:56 PM

Wasn't Final Fantasy XIII available digitally at some point? I can't find it.

No, multi disc games hadn’t been available digitally until about a year or so ago when Mass Effect 2 and 3 and Lost Odyssey all dropped around the same time.

#21918 tribalnoise   Official Threadkiller CAGiversary!   1998 Posts   Joined 12.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 11 November 2018 - 06:04 PM

L.A. Noire



#21919 Donken   President & CEO CAGiversary!   3609 Posts   Joined 13.0 Years Ago  

Posted 11 November 2018 - 06:10 PM

I don't know how to answer the Bing poll today... I like green beans and sweet potatoes... Microsoft is def running low on good questions.

#21920 lochdoun   Coast to Coast CAGiversary!   616 Posts   Joined 8.4 Years Ago  

Posted 11 November 2018 - 06:14 PM

11 percent cash back on Ebates for Microsoft Store today only.

#21921 p0rn0saur   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1848 Posts   Joined 12.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 11 November 2018 - 06:24 PM

I don't know how to answer the Bing poll today... I like green beans and sweet potatoes... Microsoft is def running low on good questions.

is that even a question? You pretend to eat green beans and spit them out in hand and feed them to the dog, what's wrong with you 



#21922 .Beowulf  

Posted 11 November 2018 - 06:31 PM

is that even a question? You pretend to eat green beans and spit them out in hand and feed them to the dog, what's wrong with you 

reported for animal abuse



#21923 Donken   President & CEO CAGiversary!   3609 Posts   Joined 13.0 Years Ago  

Posted 11 November 2018 - 06:50 PM

is that even a question? You pretend to eat green beans and spit them out in hand and feed them to the dog, what's wrong with you


They are referencing Thanksgiving though, on Thanksgiving it's green bean casserole which is just smothered in Cream of Mushroom and Dried Onion... delicious...

I avoid neither but that wasn't an option :(

#21924 even13flow   Founder of GamerNation CAGiversary!   548 Posts   Joined 6.6 Years Ago  

Posted 11 November 2018 - 07:15 PM

I don't normally contribute to going off topic in this thread but the vet told us to feed our dog green beans and he loves them. When we open the can he freaks out like he's getting something amazing. And they're really good for them.

#21925 The Questyen   Guess I'll just stumble on home to my cats CAGiversary!   2548 Posts   Joined 13.1 Years Ago  

The Questyen

Posted 11 November 2018 - 07:43 PM

I wouldn't wish green beans on my worst enemy.

#21926 Sstew  

Posted 11 November 2018 - 07:54 PM

Green Beans > Sweet potatoes any day.

#21927 gamegirlpocket   hope rides alone CAGiversary!   2382 Posts   Joined 3.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 11 November 2018 - 08:01 PM

No, multi disc games hadn’t been available digitally until about a year or so ago when Mass Effect 2 and 3 and Lost Odyssey all dropped around the same time.

Rockstar is the only publisher to consistently modify their multidisc games for digital distribution upon release. Microsoft has provided the SDK to make alternate distributions since about 2009 but most publishers never bothered.

For BC, the BC team is doing it for them, and if publishers decide to publish the new distro, it's still up to each publisher. So we may or may not see FFXIII or Lords of Shadow on XBL in the future.

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#21928 p0rn0saur   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1848 Posts   Joined 12.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 11 November 2018 - 08:05 PM

I don't normally contribute to going off topic in this thread but the vet told us to feed our dog green beans and he loves them. When we open the can he freaks out like he's getting something amazing. And they're really good for them.

All my childhood years of trying to get away from the dinner table justified



#21929 wampler13   That's just ,like, your opinion, man! CAGiversary!   581 Posts   Joined 10.1 Years Ago  

Posted 11 November 2018 - 08:38 PM

Fresh steamed green beans are sooooo delicious, but canned green beans are about as nasty as anything I can think of.



#21930 Bloomy   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   5720 Posts   Joined 13.0 Years Ago  

Posted 11 November 2018 - 08:40 PM

Pink Phantom Lancer is live in the Gears stream.

 

Edit: And the Gnasher.