Jump to content


* * * * - 18 votes

XBL Deals - 2018


#23671 braiiins   Braiiins CAGiversary!   969 Posts   Joined 4.5 Years Ago  

Posted 27 November 2018 - 08:54 PM

BF purchases starting to arrive. 360 from GS (with the rebate) should arrive tomorrow, hoping it's not a POS.


I got one on Saturday after having 3 employees friday tell me the deal was all weekend and then an employee on Saturday tell me how to get the rebate when I bought it. Returned it when I realized the rebate ended friday. I opened the box first and it had a crappy gamestop branded wired controller, the person that did the return was surprised it wasn't an official wireless controller. I'm guessing I just dealt with new seasonal employees until the person that processed the return, he seemed pretty frustrated that the person that sold it didn't even open the box to see what was inside. Also my fault for not reading the ad well enough.

#23672 .Beowulf  

Posted 27 November 2018 - 08:55 PM

I was so close on Dragon Age 2 myself.  Glad I held out.  It ususaly works the other way. 

You're welcome for my sacrifice

 

giphy.gif



#23673 Pheran   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1246 Posts   Joined 14.6 Years Ago  

Posted 27 November 2018 - 08:59 PM

My Gamestop X360S is pretty nice; I've been playing Singularity on it (that game needs BC).  Also, I was shocked that I didn't have to physically mail anything for the rebate submission.  As long as the rebate shows up I'm 1000% satisfied with it.



#23674 digital wedgies  

digital wedgies

Posted 27 November 2018 - 09:17 PM

I found the background info extremely interesting, but boy, did that game ever play like hot ass, as far as I can recall.

Hmm I don't recall having any specific problems but it's been three or so years so maybe I'm forgetting...



#23675 FlawlessImage  

FlawlessImage

Posted 27 November 2018 - 09:29 PM

Kinda dirty that MN announces a game that was on sale will be GWG a few hours after the sale ends lol.

#23676 blueArcana   Too fast for freedom CAGiversary!   1010 Posts   Joined 9.8 Years Ago  

blueArcana

Posted 27 November 2018 - 09:32 PM

I wonder if we get to keep OG Xbox games if gold lapses like 360 games



#23677 .Beowulf  

Posted 27 November 2018 - 09:33 PM

Kinda dirty that MN announces a game that was on sale will be GWG a few hours after the sale ends lol.

it doesn't feel good when it happens to you but overall unless they just offer a bunch of arcade shit nobody bought a large chunk of subscribers are going to own just about every gwg 360 game by now anyway

 

I'm just happy for the people that get a free game they haven't purchased yet but of course it is a bit of a bummer to see that list every month knowing that I'm gonna have to kick myself in my own ass once or twice for something I know better about



#23678 SIX min WHISTLE   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4054 Posts   Joined 7.6 Years Ago  

SIX min WHISTLE

Posted 27 November 2018 - 09:39 PM

https://fallout.beth...ovember-27-2018

 

Bethesda finally speaks. They're were a bit more apologetic on Reddit, the blog post sounds a bit more PR to me, but at least they're communicating. Two planned updates in the next two weeks, with plans to communicate better from now on.

 

These are the major features outlined, with unannounced fixes as well. Actual patch notes will be out soon too.

 

Dec 4th

-Stash increase from 400 to 600. They're saying the limiting factor is making sure going too high doesn't break anything. 

-Boss enemies will be guaranteed 2 or 3 good drops when killed instead of being totally random.

-3 fixes for bugs related to the Cryolator, getting stuck in power armor, and spawning when encumbered.

 

Dec 11th

-quality of life stuff from PC

-SPECIAL respecing once you hit 50. One point per level.

-C.A.M.P. Placement on Login: Your C.A.M.P. will no longer be automatically blueprinted and stored if someone is occupying your location when you log into a server. Instead, you’ll receive a notification that your space is occupied. If you decide to find a new home for your C.A.M.P. on that server, it will be free to do so. However, if you don’t attempt to place down your C.A.M.P., you will be able to switch to a new server where that spot is vacant and your C.A.M.P. will be fully assembled and waiting for you.
-Bulldozer: This is a new C.A.M.P. feature that will allow you to remove small trees, rocks, and other obstructions so it’s easier to create and place your C.A.M.P. when and where you want it. You can also use the Bulldozer to clear these items from the surrounding area to make your C.A.M.P. feel more like home!
 
While the new features sound good, they are baby steps toward fixing the overall game. I hope they're priortizing bugs at least as highly as features for now. Bulldozer is basically one of the first mods that was made for Fallout 4, I don't see why they didn't have it already. 


#23679 Navigator2001Plus  

Navigator2001Plus

Posted 27 November 2018 - 09:42 PM

I wonder if we get to keep OG Xbox games if gold lapses like 360 games

 

The downloadable OG Xbox games are no different than any other Xbox 360 game aside from not having achievements.



#23680 lokihellfire2008   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   46 Posts   Joined 9.5 Years Ago  

lokihellfire2008

Posted 27 November 2018 - 09:51 PM

 

https://fallout.beth...ovember-27-2018

 

Bethesda finally speaks. They're were a bit more apologetic on Reddit, the blog post sounds a bit more PR to me, but at least they're communicating. Two planned updates in the next two weeks, with plans to communicate better from now on.

 

These are the major features outlined, with unannounced fixes as well. Actual patch notes will be out soon too.

 

Dec 4th

-Stash increase from 400 to 600. They're saying the limiting factor is making sure going too high doesn't break anything. 

-Boss enemies will be guaranteed 2 or 3 good drops when killed instead of being totally random.

-3 fixes for bugs related to the Cryolator, getting stuck in power armor, and spawning when encumbered.

 

Dec 11th

-quality of life stuff from PC

-SPECIAL respecing once you hit 50. One point per level.

-C.A.M.P. Placement on Login: Your C.A.M.P. will no longer be automatically blueprinted and stored if someone is occupying your location when you log into a server. Instead, you’ll receive a notification that your space is occupied. If you decide to find a new home for your C.A.M.P. on that server, it will be free to do so. However, if you don’t attempt to place down your C.A.M.P., you will be able to switch to a new server where that spot is vacant and your C.A.M.P. will be fully assembled and waiting for you.
-Bulldozer: This is a new C.A.M.P. feature that will allow you to remove small trees, rocks, and other obstructions so it’s easier to create and place your C.A.M.P. when and where you want it. You can also use the Bulldozer to clear these items from the surrounding area to make your C.A.M.P. feel more like home!
 
While the new features sound good, they are baby steps toward fixing the overall game. I hope they're priortizing bugs at least as highly as features for now. Bulldozer is basically one of the first mods that was made for Fallout 4, I don't see why they didn't have it already. 

 

Cynical me thinks they had these fixes already done and only decided to speak about them now because the internet uproar was so bad.  I imagine they have fixes for much of it that they are choosing when to rollout so it appears as though they are continuously working on it.



#23681 SIX min WHISTLE   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4054 Posts   Joined 7.6 Years Ago  

SIX min WHISTLE

Posted 27 November 2018 - 10:00 PM

Cynical me thinks they had these fixes already done and only decided to speak about them now because the internet uproar was so bad.  I imagine they have fixes for much of it that they are choosing when to rollout so it appears as though they are continuously working on it.

I'd wager that the majority of the studio got to take a bit of time off because of launch combined with the holiday weekend. Even with all the backlash, this communication a week ago would have shone through and might have tailed off the anger a bit.

 

I could also see them being ready to say something, but waiting because a lot of early adopters were upset about the Black Friday sales that (I think) are now over.



#23682 p0rn0saur   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1918 Posts   Joined 12.3 Years Ago  

p0rn0saur

Posted 27 November 2018 - 10:11 PM

I thought before release they already put out a letter basically saying, this is going to be on fire at launch? 

 

https://www.destruct...er-528173.phtml



#23683 SIX min WHISTLE   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4054 Posts   Joined 7.6 Years Ago  

SIX min WHISTLE

Posted 27 November 2018 - 10:13 PM

I thought before release they already put out a letter basically saying, this is going to be on fire at launch? 

 

https://www.destruct...er-528173.phtml

Yeah, that was a red flag for a lot of people since Bethesda games are always buggy and they've never done something like that before. It was in far worse of a state than most people were expecting even with the warning.



#23684 gamegirlpocket   hope rides alone CAGiversary!   2440 Posts   Joined 3.5 Years Ago  

gamegirlpocket

Posted 27 November 2018 - 10:31 PM

is it just used or "refurbished"? My old 360 S lasted a good 7 or so years until death...

Not just refurbished, but premium refurbished *monocle.jpg*

 

If it's busted, there's a store less than 2 miles from my house, I mostly plan to use it for disc and/or non-BC games.



#23685 Brainwave0   Farvegnugen! CAGiversary!   775 Posts   Joined 14.0 Years Ago  

Posted 27 November 2018 - 10:57 PM

I got an E model. Hoping it would last longer as it was more recently made than the S model. Boy was it scratched all to hell, though. Maybe I'm just really picky, but I guess as long as it works. I seriously thought about getting 2 just to transfer GS credit to visa gift cards. In the end I didn't trust they would approve 2 rebates for me.

#23686 crzyboy88   This is a witty title CAGiversary!   1442 Posts   Joined 15.7 Years Ago  

Posted 27 November 2018 - 11:09 PM

I bought a One S and got a 1 month code for game pass. Does it have to be used on a new account or can I save it for later after taking advantage of the $1 deal?

#23687 SIX min WHISTLE   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4054 Posts   Joined 7.6 Years Ago  

SIX min WHISTLE

Posted 27 November 2018 - 11:14 PM

Off-topic but I know some of this thread was interested in the PS1 Classic.

 

On top of the questionable line up, they decided to use the European PAL versions of several games so they run at 50 or 25 FPS instead of 60 or 30. On top of that, performance is bad on several games, no up to the standard of the version on the original hardware.

 

Bear in mind that this is an offline-only device so it can't be patched, and releases in 6 days. They also made it so it can't be powered by a PC's USB 3.0 port, presumably to prevent hacking.

 

That's the gist for now, Digital Foundry has a full video in the works.

 

https://www.eurogame...tion-first-look



#23688 Dagolara   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   653 Posts   Joined 7.6 Years Ago  

Dagolara

Posted 27 November 2018 - 11:22 PM

I bought a One S and got a 1 month code for game pass. Does it have to be used on a new account or can I save it for later after taking advantage of the $1 deal?

Both are for new subs only so it is one or the other, unless you create another account and game share that other month with. 



#23689 Colddecembersnow   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   677 Posts   Joined 6.5 Years Ago  

Colddecembersnow

Posted 27 November 2018 - 11:44 PM

Off-topic but I know some of this thread was interested in the PS1 Classic.

On top of the questionable line up, they decided to use the European PAL versions of several games so they run at 50 or 25 FPS instead of 60 or 30. On top of that, performance is bad on several games, no up to the standard of the version on the original hardware.

Bear in mind that this is an offline-only device so it can't be patched, and releases in 6 days. They also made it so it can't be powered by a PC's USB 3.0 port, presumably to prevent hacking.

That's the gist for now, Digital Foundry has a full video in the works.

https://www.eurogame...tion-first-look


Will be hacked in a week. Wasn't there news also about it being run through a homebrew emulator Sony didn't even make?

#23690 adam31   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   167 Posts   Joined 12.9 Years Ago  

Posted 28 November 2018 - 12:38 AM

Will be hacked in a week. Wasn't there news also about it being run through a homebrew emulator Sony didn't even make?

 

I don't even care if they hack this mini PS1. I got all the PS1 games to play on my SNES mini.



#23691 TheDarkKnight815  

TheDarkKnight815

Posted 28 November 2018 - 12:45 AM

Question for all my fellow tcl peeps. So I gave in and bought a 55 inch 6 series was going to get the 5 series since it was cheaper but the extra bells and whistles spoke to me even tho I don’t have an x yet just my vcr model. So the 4K is pretty good I think I’m starting to get adjusted to it and I’ve barely touched any of the settings yet. My question is have any of you experienced the tv just randomly shitting off. First it started doing it the second day we had it well watching baywatch on prime. Now it turns off a number of times well watching direct tv. Sometimes it happens consistently other times I will be every couple hours or so. I tried researching it only found could be mother board. I don’t really see any settings about this. I did get it from Best Buy and I did get the 5 year warranty on it. I just don’t want to have to call them about it cuz I literally got the tv delivered on Friday. Anyone else experience this?

#23692 bardockkun   Porn, Kitsch And Firearms CAGiversary!   13797 Posts   Joined 13.5 Years Ago  

bardockkun

Posted 28 November 2018 - 01:05 AM

Off-topic but I know some of this thread was interested in the PS1 Classic.

 

On top of the questionable line up, they decided to use the European PAL versions of several games so they run at 50 or 25 FPS instead of 60 or 30. On top of that, performance is bad on several games, no up to the standard of the version on the original hardware.

 

Bear in mind that this is an offline-only device so it can't be patched, and releases in 6 days. They also made it so it can't be powered by a PC's USB 3.0 port, presumably to prevent hacking.

 

That's the gist for now, Digital Foundry has a full video in the works.

 

https://www.eurogame...tion-first-look

I Can't deny that this makes it easier and easier in making the Neo Geo Mini a worthy investment compared to this.



#23693 The Brief Chef   Actor, Chef, & CAG CAGiversary!   301 Posts   Joined 8.4 Years Ago  

The Brief Chef

Posted 28 November 2018 - 01:17 AM

Question for all my fellow tcl peeps. So I gave in and bought a 55 inch 6 series was going to get the 5 series since it was cheaper but the extra bells and whistles spoke to me even tho I don’t have an x yet just my vcr model. So the 4K is pretty good I think I’m starting to get adjusted to it and I’ve barely touched any of the settings yet. My question is have any of you experienced the tv just randomly shitting off. First it started doing it the second day we had it well watching baywatch on prime. Now it turns off a number of times well watching direct tv. Sometimes it happens consistently other times I will be every couple hours or so. I tried researching it only found could be mother board. I don’t really see any settings about this. I did get it from Best Buy and I did get the 5 year warranty on it. I just don’t want to have to call them about it cuz I literally got the tv delivered on Friday. Anyone else experience this?


No. I have not with mine- it's a great tv and you might have just gotten a lemon. See if you can exchange it

#23694 The Brief Chef   Actor, Chef, & CAG CAGiversary!   301 Posts   Joined 8.4 Years Ago  

The Brief Chef

Posted 28 November 2018 - 01:21 AM

Will be hacked in a week. Wasn't there news also about it being run through a homebrew emulator Sony didn't even make?


Yeah- it's running RetroArch or another emu I think. It might be a worthwhile mini machine once the hackers get their hands on it and fix it. But I'm still rocking a modded PSP from my college years, so I'm set

#23695 Darthziggy   Friendly neighborhood lurker CAGiversary!   464 Posts   Joined 5.8 Years Ago  

Darthziggy

Posted 28 November 2018 - 01:22 AM

I don't even care if they hack this mini PS1. I got all the PS1 games to play on my SNES mini.


Does the SNES controller work well for this, or did you have to mod it to use something else?

#23696 Darthziggy   Friendly neighborhood lurker CAGiversary!   464 Posts   Joined 5.8 Years Ago  

Darthziggy

Posted 28 November 2018 - 01:26 AM

Back on topic (meaning not relating to SNES/PlayStation stuff), I’m excited about the GwG for next month. I enjoyed the heck out of the first QUBE, which I got when it was down to like $2 or so thanks to some recommendations here, but I wasn’t too sure on spending much on a sequel, so I’ll be very happy to play it when December arrives. Never Alone also looks very cool. I’m not too excited for the 360/OG offerings per se, but I’m happy they’re doing OG games for Gold. Expands the choices for the future.

#23697 aircobra   The Wind CAGiversary!   2694 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

Posted 28 November 2018 - 01:35 AM

I don’t think I’ve ever had a TV shit off on me.

#23698 gamegirlpocket   hope rides alone CAGiversary!   2440 Posts   Joined 3.5 Years Ago  

gamegirlpocket

Posted 28 November 2018 - 01:44 AM

Does the SNES controller work well for this, or did you have to mod it to use something else?

The mini Nintendo consoles use the same ports as Wii classic controllers, so if you have one, they'd work great. The Classic Pro was pretty solid.

Sent from my SCH-I545 using Tapatalk

#23699 The Linguist   .5 man + .5 bear + .5 pig CAGiversary!   413 Posts   Joined 15.1 Years Ago  

The Linguist

Posted 28 November 2018 - 01:47 AM

Finally got the last punch on the Game Pass punch card. The October games one was the hold-out. I ended up playing 5 different games (Split/Second, Lego Indy, Metro 2033, Shantae, Outlast) for an achievement or two in order to get the damn thing to count. I'm still having nightmares about Outlast (and Shantae). 



#23700 Darthziggy   Friendly neighborhood lurker CAGiversary!   464 Posts   Joined 5.8 Years Ago  

Darthziggy

Posted 28 November 2018 - 01:56 AM

The mini Nintendo consoles use the same ports as Wii classic controllers, so if you have one, they'd work great. The Classic Pro was pretty solid.
Sent from my SCH-I545 using Tapatalk


Forgot all about that, thanks. That makes tons of sense, and seems like it’d work well with any *ahem* less-than-legally-obtained games that are added to the system.